Hokie Ace: Tech grad aims for NASCAR

by Sharyn McCrumb

ImageNASCAR these days seems to have a mental image of the ideal race car driver: Someone who is not a Southern country boy with a heavy regional accent. A well-spoken, college-educated fellow in his twenties, 6‘2” and handsome enough to appear for magazine ads and store displays; a sober, even-tempered guy who is personable with fans, but also talented enough as a driver to hold his own on a speedway. And if he knew his way around a car engine, that would be nice, too.

So if Adam Edwards did not exist, NASCAR would be out there trying to invent him. He is all that, and you can take him anywhere-- including, he hopes, to a ride in Cup racing.