Carl Edwards: Still crazy fast, sets SUV speed record

first_img“We just did something pretty crazy. We drove an SUV over 230 mph. But I’m telling you, at 225 mph the thing was wandering a little bit, and trying to keep my foot in it,” Edwards says. Edwards gives credit to his driving partner after joking before the test run that he really didn’t ask Stanton enough questions before agreeing to the driving task. Crazy really is the only word for it. Craig Stanton, a champion road racer and regular test driver for Toyota Racing Development, and Edwards got a Toyota Land Cruiser (heavily modified, of course) up above 230 mph at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. BUY TICKETS: See the races at KansasWhen a winning Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series driver tells Carl Edwards he just did something “crazy,” that carries some weight. “Craig Stanton said, ‘No matter what, keep your foot in it, and we got 230 mph,’ ” Edwards explained after the run. “It’s an unofficial record, but I think it’s safe to say it’s the fastest SUV on the planet.”You can watch the record unfold in the video below. What’s next for the driver who stepped away from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2016 season?“I got about 1,800 acres of soybeans to plant, but that’s about it for right now,” Edwards told Tom Jensen of Fox Sports.com.last_img