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This explains why, on a hazy New England day, Edwards’ Cessna Citation CJ3 is out over the Atlantic, approaching Boston’s Logan International Airport and runway 22R.
A pilot since high school, Edwards lands the plane expertly, the touchdown soft and centered. C., in the early afternoon for the next phase of a busy Tuesday.
Unlike the situation with several other top drivers, Edwards’ wife (a physician at the University of Missouri Department of Physical Medicine) and children are rarely seen at racetracks and almost never make pre-race appearances along pit road.
His children are not along for the ride, Edwards says, and they deserve to grow up without scrutiny from the racing masses outside the busy bubble of NASCAR.
He moved faster in racing than in the air, however, and, by the age of 25, he had a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup Series with team owner Jack Roush.
Retired driver Mark Martin, an Edwards teammate at Roush, once said of him, “Hey, the kid won’t even buy cable! He had everything needed to be a success in the sport — talent, skill, daring, contacts.
He flies to every Sprint Cup weekend except the ones at Kansas Speedway, which is about a two-hour drive from his home.
A significant investment (new CJ3s sell for about million), the plane hit the pocket of the notoriously thrifty Edwards hard, but the positive numbers on the other side of the equation made the purchase work.“I could do everything I need to do without a plane, but I literally would spend my life in an airport (flying commercial airlines),” Edwards told USA TODAY Sports.
Still, Edwards hid dollars from himself.“I always worry about money,” he said. “And,” he said, “before I got a plane I drove everywhere — used to sleep in my car at truckstops. Edwards sees life in Columbia as a Midwestern diversion from the hurried NASCAR lifestyle.
“My first year at Roush — the net amount I made was all in the bank except for ,000. I was going to save every penny I could.”Edwards still lives in his childhood home — a nondescript three-bedroom in a Columbia subdivision. He is open to fans and competitors and other fellow travelers while with the racing circus, but he is intensely private at home and looks upon Columbia as sanctuary for his family.
“This plane saves me about a hundred days a year.”And most of those days are spent at home in Columbia, where Edwards lives with his wife, Kate, and their children, Anne and Michael.“Days like today, with multiple things going on, there’s no way I could do it without a plane,” Edwards said.