CONCORD, NC - Carl Edwards' victory in the Sprint All-Star Race was a very, very expensive win.
Not for Edwards, who claimed the $1 million prize with his first win in NASCAR's annual showcase event. But his celebratory drive through the infield grass at Charlotte Motor Speedway tore up the front of his Ford and rebuilding that car will be costly for
That's just a small part of it, though.
Edwards is in a contract year, and Saturday night's victory likely upped his worth should he reach the free-agent market. He ranks among the elite drivers in NASCAR and it's assumed his current deal with RFR puts him among the highest paid in the sport.