As this oh-so-creative writer from the St. Petersburg Times put it, Carl Edwards is "bringing out his inner-Allen Iverson" with talk of a self-imposed testing ban and a limit for practice on Sprint Cup race weekends.
[Edwards] said a contract is circulating among teams that would impose a self-ban on testing. The deal would go beyond NASCAR's one-year moratorium at venues that host races in the top three series.
"I've seen a contract that was written that (owner Jack Roush) said he's willing to sign, I'm willing to sign, that says if everyone will agree to this, then we won't test at all," Edwards said. "I think that's fine. That's great."
Edwards' approval of this total test ban isn't exactly walking far out on a limb because, come on, who's going to disagree with the guy who is writing your paychecks?
I do find it interesting, though, that Edwards said later in the article that NASCAR could be well-served with an elimination of Friday and potentially Saturday practice during a race weekend. In his mind, it would save significantly on team costs associated with staying at a track for another day.
Edwards In Favor of Testing Ban Contract originally appeared on NASCAR FanHouse on Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:26:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.