Media predicts second Nationwide Series title for Edwards

Carl Edwards, the 2007 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, should become the eighth driver in NASCAR Nationwide Series history to win multiple titles, according to the media.

In the 2010 preseason poll on, Edwards was the runaway favorite, outdistancing Brad Keselowski.

"It's wonderful that the media picked me as the top contender, but that doesn't mean anything with the competition out there,” Edwards said. “There are so many up-and-coming drivers like Brad Keselowski, or the breakthrough guy of this year. We don't know who it's going to be.

“In a way it’s fun to go in as a favorite and a veteran of the series, but it's a little nerve-wracking, too. I'm putting myself out there to get beat by someone that no one expects. I think that's pretty exciting and fun for the fans, too." 

Justin Allgaier was forecast to finish third in the final standings, followed by Jason Leffler in fourth. Colin Braun, one of five Raybestos Rookie contenders this season, was fifth.

The rest of the top 10: Kelly Bires in sixth, Brendan Gaughan in seventh, Steve Wallace in eighth, Paul Menard in ninth and first-year full-time driver Trevor Bayne in 10th.

Braun was chosen to capture the 2010 Raybestos Rookie honor over Roush Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr., followed by Brian Scott, James Buescher and Parker Kligerman.
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