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A year after losing a tiebreaker for the Sprint Cup season title, Carl Edwards is in danger of missing the Chase this season.

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Success came quickly for Carl Edwards, who won four times and finished third in the championship race in his first full season at NASCAR’s top level. The next year was a disaster. Edwards failed to win a Sprint Cup race, missed the 2006 Chase, and learned it wasn’t as easy as it looked just a season before. “That woke me up quickly,” Edwards said. “We were coming off a great year, and we missed the Chase, and that was really eye-opening. So I completely respect the position we are in.” The position he is in is precarious.

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