Edwards used it for a while, and Schrader eventually told him to keep the vehicle and, when he sold it, to put the money toward his racing efforts.
Success at several levels of short-track racing earned Edwards a chance to drive for owner Mike Mittler’s Camping World Truck Series team in June 2002.
I’ll drive it or somebody who has a sponsor will.’“I told him to go back home and race.
He said, ‘I don’t have any money.’ I said, ‘Guess what, nobody does when you start doing this.’ ”Schrader loaned Edwards an old school bus that Schrader had modified into a race-car hauler.
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.