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NHRA Driver
Mike Edwards
Edwards
  • Date of birth:
    September 03, 1957
  • Hometown:
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Penhall/K&N/Interstate Pontiac GXP
  • Crew Chief:
    Terry Adams
  • Career Wins: 42
    PS: 40 Sports: 2
  • Career Final Rounds: 67
    PS: 65 Sports: 2
  • Career Best E.T.:
    6.471
  • Career Best Speed:
    214.31
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Career Highlights
  • 2012: Raced to two wins at Gainesville and Bristol; finished the season in the sixth position; qualified No. 1 at Phoenix; set lowest elapsed time and top speed in Phoenix
  • 2011: Raced to four wins; finished in the top five in points for the fourth consecutive season; recorded six No. 1 qualifying positions; won both events in Las Vegas; set a career best for speed and E.T.; runner-up to Greg Anderson at K&N Horsepower Challenge bonus event
  • 2010: Raced to eight victories in 11 final rounds, both career-bests; Won eight of the first 12 races of the season; Earned a career-best and NHRA-best (for 2010) 12 No. 1 qualifiers; Finished the regular season in first place for first time in his career; Runner-up (to Greg Anderson) at K&N Horsepower Challenge bonus event; Set a career-best for speed; Won the Inaugural NHRA 4-Wide Nationals
  • 2009: Won first Pro Stock world championship title; Set national elapsed time record at 6.509 seconds; Tied NHRA record for most No. 1 qualifying positions in a single season (16); Raced to five victories in 10 final rounds, both personal season-bests; Raced to playoff victories at Charlotte and Richmond; Finished the season with nine consecutive No. 1 qualifying efforts in final nine races; Earned 53 round-wins (previous best was 26 in 2008)
  • 2008: Picked up wins in Atlanta and Memphis; Made his first appearance in the Countdown to 1 playoffs; Recorded career best time
  • 2007: Recorded career bests in time and speed; Had three semifinal appearances (Gainesville, Richmond, Pomona 2)
  • 2006: Broke a four-year winless streak in Houston, and added another win in St. Louis; Went 2-for-2 in final round appearances; Recorded career bests in time and speed
  • 2005: Clocked career-best time and speed; Advanced to the semifinals in Columbus
  • 2004: Recorded career-best numbers in time and speed
  • 2003: Finished in the top 10 for the sixth time in his career; recorded career-best performance numbers
  • 2002: Won two events in three final rounds; Won at least one race for the sixth consecutive season in which he competed
  • 2001: Qualified No. 1 five times; Qualified for all 24 events; Captured two victories in three final round appearances
  • 1999: Recorded two wins and climbed from 28th to seventh in the Pro Stock points
  • 1998: Earned an emotional victory at Indianapolis and dedicated win to late team owner John Kight
  • 1996: Was named NHRA co-Rookie of the Year with Pro Stock Bike rider Matt Hines
  • 1982: Made Pro Stock debut at season-opener at Pomona
  • Served as crew chief for David Nickens from 1989-91
  • 1981: NHRA Modified champion
  • 1976: Started his racing career by bracket racing at Oklahoma tracks

Personal
  • Wife: Lisa
  • Height/weight: 6-foot, 210 pounds
  • Hobbies: Hunting and fishing