Sunday night was a massive one for Carl Edwards as he drove to Victory Lane for the first time in his career at Darlington Raceway. Following the victory, his crew decided to make it an even more memorable one with a large piece of white tape.
With that, Darlington became “Carlington,” for one night, at least.
Nice touch by the team. Darlington now Carlington pic.twitter.com/F6EOtDcGjZ
— Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) September 7, 2015
— Toyota Racing (@ToyotaRacing) September 7, 2015
Edwards wasn’t dominant, leading just 15 laps on Sunday night. But he led the most important laps after a late pit stop propelled him to the front of the pack. In return for the effort from Edwards and his crew, NBC helped make sure the final logo for Sunday noted the name change. The finishing touch, of course, was the new established date.
Meanwhile, NASCAR Wonka and Alan Cavanna of Fox Sports 1 offered their thoughts on the swift move to rename the historic track.
Carlington? Thank goodness Keselowskington didn’t win.
— nascar wonka (@NASCAR_Wonka) September 7, 2015
Carlington?! That crew is fast and smart. Damn. — Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) September 7, 2015
This is all of course a joke and the NASCAR circuit will return to Darlington next season again. Let’s all hope it will once again be on Labor Day with a throwback theme. However, Edwards will have to be stopped to make sure Carlington doesn’t return.