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Skye Brooke Edwards-Kligerman

Born

May 26, 1985 (age 27)


Columbia, Missouri

Relationship Status

Married to Parker Kligerman

Hometown

Columbia, Missouri

Resides

Mooresville, North Carolina


Early Life

Skye is the younger sister of Carl Edwards. They have a great sibling relationship, and Carl was the reason how Skye got her love of racing.

NASCAR Truck Series Career

Skye made her NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut in the 2010 season at Daytona International Speedway in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, where she led ninety-nine laps, but got past on the final lap by Timonthy Peters, making her the second woman rookie to finish in the Top 3 in her debut race, the first being Summer Keselowski. Skye had qualified fifteenth for the event.

Skye won her first Truck Race in the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, where she led all but nineteen laps of the race. Skye went on to win at Gateway, Indianapolis, Pocono, the fall Nashville race and, the fall Martinsville race, but only finished second in the Championship points standings behind Caleb Masterson. During the 2010 season, Skye had 4 DNFs, one at Kansas after spinning out and hitting head first into the outside wall. Second one coming from Darlington with a blown engine. Third one coming from Talladega, where she was caught up with the big one, and the last one coming from the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami after being accidentally spun out by Caleb and hitting head first into the outside wall. Skye was also noted in doing the backflip at the end of the races that shes won, just like what older brother Carl does whenever he wins a race.

During the off season before the 2011, Skye signed for a three year contract extension to last her till 2014. During the 2011 season, Skye finished second for four consecutive weeks, until winning the spring Nashville race. In the 2011 season, Skye has won at Charlotte, Texas, Iowa, the fall Nashville race, the Michigan race, the Chicago race, the Loudon race where Skye dominated the Loudon race - only have six trucks on the lead lap, and the Las Vegas race.

She came in second at the Martinsville race, coming so close in passing Denny Hamlin on the final lap of the event, but came up short. She won the Texas race this past Friday night, and coming into the final week of the 2011 NCWTS season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, she holds at 20 point lead over second place Nikki Fox.

At the end of a rain-shortened Ford 200 with just 17 laps to go, it was declared that Skye had been the 2011 NCWTS Champion, making it the first championship in her racing career and the second championship for Roush Fenway Racing in the NCWTS. She had been congratulated from everyone that was involved in the race, including Sprint Cup Driver Denny Hamlin (who had finished second in the race, just behind race winner Johnny Sauter), Skye's fiancée Parker Kligerman, and her brother Carl Edwards, who had come to watch the race sitting ontop of Skye's pitbox cheering her on and hoping she'll win the championship.

For the 2012 Daytona Truck qualifying, Skye had qualified second for the event, along side pole winner Isabella Gordon. At the final lap of the Daytona Truck race, Skye was involved in a wreck along with James Beuscher, where Skye ended up in the air and into the catchfence before landing on the track on all four wheels. Skye climbed out of her truck under her own power. Skye finished in the seventeenth position only one lap down.

For the Kroger 200 Truck Race at Martinsville, Skye qualified sixteenth for the race. After the race, Skye finished sixth after being in the Top 20 throughout the race and was suffering throbbing in her right hand after the Vegas NNS wreck. After the race, Skye was spotted in Victory Lane congratulating Ashley Mayfield who had won the race after leading 248 laps in the race. For the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 Truck Race at Rockingham Speedway, Skye qualified for the pole for the race. After the race, Skye finished seventh. For the SFP 250 Truck Race Skye qualified fourth. After the race, Skye finished nineteenth.

For the Truck race at Charlotte, Skye qualified second. After the race, Skye wound up winning the race after holding off Brad Keselowski on the final laps of the race. Skye had qualified sixth for the Truck race at Dover International Speedway. After the rain shortened race, Skye finished sixth. Because of rain not allowing qualifying to happen for the Texas Truck race, Skye was to start the race twenty-ninth (since she is twenty ninth in points despite not getting any points in the Truck Series). After the race, Skye finished second. Despite suffering from dehydration in the Nationwide race, Skye is still set to drive in the Truck race at Iowa, with a relief driver in Summer on hand if needed. Skye qualified on the pole for the race. Skye didn't need Summer as her relief driver as she went on to complete all 200 laps of the American Ethanol 200 where she went on to win. Skye qualified sixth for the American Ethanol 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. After leading 83 of the 150 laps, Skye finished second. Skye qualified third for the Pocono Mountains 125 and went on to finish sixth. Skye qualified twelfth for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway and went on to finish third. Skye qualified third for the Atlanta Truck race and went on to finish third. She qualified and finished third at the Kentuck 201 at Kentucky Speedway. Skye qualified twenty ninth for the fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. She finished second after pushing Parker for the win on the final lap.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Career

It had been confirmed before the Michigan truck race that Skye would driver in the Nationwide Series in 2012, driving for Roush Fenway Racing in the #60 Ford Mustang. It had also been confirmed that Skye would race in the last three Nationwide Races in 2011 in Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.

Instead of driving for Roush Fenway Racing like originially planned for the Texas race, she was put into the #18 Raybestos/Wix Filters Toyota Camry operated by Joe Gibbs Racing, which Skye was replacing Kyle Busch as he was parked for the rest of the Texas weekend after the actions that he performed in the Truck race a day before, intentionally taking Ron Hornaday Jr., as well as himself out of the race under caution. Skye had finished third, behind second place Summer Keselowski and winner Trevor Bayne.

At the Phoenix race next week, Skye is set to race a Ford for the Nationwide event.

At the Nationwide Phoenix Race, Skye was running in the top 20 all day, but had got taken out because of a wreck late into the race, which had included Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jason Leffler.

At the Ford 300, Skye had once again finished third, behind Penske Racing's Summer and Brad Keselowski.

For the 2012 Daytona Nationwide Series qualifying, Skye qualified second for the event, along side pole winner Danica Patrick .At the Daytona Nationwide Race, while avoding all of the wrecks on the track, Skye ended up winning the race, marking her first career Nationwide Series win. At the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Nationwide Race, Skye qualified fifth and finished seventh.

For the Sam's Club 300 race, Skye qualified fourteenth for the race and ended up finishing thirty-fourth after suffering a very hard crash where after Trevor Bayne got on her outside, Skye lost air as her car had started to spin and after Skye had tried to save the car, it turned a sharp right into the outside wall. Skye was able to exit the car under her own power, but was holding onto her hand as soon as she got out of the car. It waas later determined that Skye had suffered a Metacarpal Fracture in her right hand. She said that that hand would be in a cast for about 6-7 weeks and despite her hand being in a cast, she would still drive Bristol, Fontana, and Texas for the Nationwide Series and Martinsville, Rockingham and Kansas for the Truck Series despite not running for drivers points in that series.

Despite having a broken hand and lack of sponsorship for her Nationwide car (Daytona, Phoenix and Las Vegas were all run without sponsorship), Skye was listed as enterying the Ford EcoBoost 300 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 300, Skye had qualified second and went on to win the race despite having a broken hand where she held off Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski to gain the victory. At the Nationwide Race at Auto Club Speedway, Skye had gained sponsorship for the race and qualifiied ninth and finished fourteenth in the race.

For the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, Skye had qualified eighteenth and went on to win the race. For the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Nationwide Race at Richmond International Raceway, Skye qualified sixth and finished fourth. Qualifying for the Aaron's 312 Nationwide Race at Talladega Superspeedway was rained out, allowing Skye to qualify second. When the race finished, Skye finished third. For the VFW Sports Clip Help a Hero 300 race, Skye qualified on the pole. After the race, Skye went on to win the race.

For the Nationwide race at Iowa, Skye started third and finished the race by winning it. Skye had qualified fourth for the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With fifty four laps to go in the History 300, Skye was involved in a wreck with Nikki, where Skye had hit the inside wall hard. She had climed out of the car under her own power and didn't look like she suffered from another Metacarpal Fracture in her right hand where she first suffered the fracture at the Las Vegas race in the Nationwide Series. Skye had qualified fifth for the 5-Hour Energy race at Dover where she went on to finish third. Skye qualified eleventh for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan and went on to finish sixth. Skye qualified eleventh and finished eleventh at the Nationwide race at Road America. Skye qualified fifth and finished eighth at the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Skye originally qualified second for the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona, but because of failing post race inspection allowing Austin Dillon, who had qualified for the pole's time to be disallowed, thus allowing Skye to start the race on the pole, her second Nationwide Series career pole. After the race, Skye was a part of a crash that happened when the checkered flag waved, where was hit hard enough that she barrel rolled a few times where she landed on the roof of the car, similar to what Summer Keselowski went through at the track back in February. Skye got out of the car uninjured and confirmed the fact that she isn't injured. Earlier in the race, Skye had spun out Jeffrey Earnhardt which had allowed Danica to spin trying to miss the wreck and wreck herself. She was asked about it when she was interviewed about the wreck that she was in and she blatenly admitted that she spun him and walked away. She had finished tenth in the race. Skye qualified third for the F.W. Webb 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After the race, Skye finished fifth. Also after the race, Skye had gotten out of the car but looked like she wasn't able to stand up under her own power and collapsed, but didn't fall to the ground as people caught her. It was said that she was suffering from dehydration because of the fact that she had been suffering from strep since last week. Skye had qualified on the pole for the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. After leading 200 of 300 miles of the race, Skye finished second. She qualified tenth for the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first race for the Nationwide Series at the track and Skye finished ninth. She went on to qualify eleventh for the U.S Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway and finished fifth. At the Glen, Skye qualified tenth and finished fourth. She was later spotted in Victory Lane congratulating Carl, who had won the race. At the next road course for the Nationwide Series at Montreal, Skye qualified sixteenth. At the final few laps of the race, she was battling for the win with Jacques Villeneuve, wherre Skye hit his back bumper which sent her into one of the barriers. She later went on to finish twelfth. Skye qualified fifth for the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway and went on to finish third.

Skye qualified second for the Atlanta Nationwide race. She went on to win it after making a pass on Kevin Harvick on the final restart of the race. Skye was also holding off Brad Keselowski, whom also made a pass on Kevin for the second position.She qualified on the pole for the Virginia 529 at Richmond International and finished second to Kevin. She qualified second for the Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway where she finished third.

Skye's Nationwide Series Record

Key: Races in bold indicate pole position

* means season in progress

Year Team(s) No. Sponsor(s) Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NSC Points
2011 Roush Fenway Racing/Joe Gibbs Racing 18/60 Raybestos/Wix Filters/Roush Fenway Racing Ford/Toyota DAY PHO LSV BRI CAL TEX TAL NAS RIC DAR DOV IOW CHA CHI MIC RAM DY2 KTY NHA IND IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 DO2 KAN CH2 TX2 3 PH2 27 HOM 3 54th 57
2012 Roush Fenway Racing 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford DAY 1 PHO 7 LSV 34 BRI 1 CAL 14 TEX 1 RIC 4 TAL 3 DAR 1 IOW 1 CHA 31 DOV 3 MIC 6 RAM 11 DY2 10 NHA 5 CHI 2 IND 9 IO2 5 GLN 4 MON 12 BR2 3 ATL 1 RI2 2 CH2 3 1st* 517*
Season Races Wins Poles Top 5 Top 10 DNF Finish Start Points Position Team(s)
2011 3 0 0 2 2 1 11.0 5.6 57 54th Roush Fenway Racing
2012 26 6 3 15 10 2 8.4 6.6 1st* 517 Roush Fenway Racing
Total 29 6 3 17 12 3 8.8 6.4

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Career

Skye was chosen to drive part time in the #43 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series starting in February 2012. She is also sharing the 2012 Cup schedule with Aric Almirola.

At the 2012 Daytona 500 qualifying race, Skye had clinched the 2nd position for the Daytona 500, where Summer had clinched the pole position. Skye is set to race in the second Gatorade Duel qualifyng race. At the second Duel race, Skye started on the pole and finished fifth in the event. At the Monday Night/Tuesday Morning 2012 Daytona 500, Skye was in the lead on the final lap of the race, before Summer took over the lead when they entered into the tri-oval, thus allowing Summer to lead and win the race. Skye finished second in the race..

Skye is making her second Sprint Cup start at the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway where she qualified on the pole. Skye went on to win the race after edging out Jimmie Johnson for the win. It was because of her win in Darlington that she re-established the tie for most Cup wins by car number between #43 and #11 with 199 a piece. Skye also qualified fourth for the All Star Race. After the All-Star race, Skye finished third. Skye qualified on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 - her second in her Cup career. After the race, Skye finished second.

On June 26, 2012, it was announced that Skye will go full time in Sprint Cup in 2013, replacing Matt Kenseth in the #17 as it was reported that he was leaving the organization. Since qualifying was rained out for the Irwin Tools Night Race, since Skye was third fastest in practice, she's set to start third in the race. Skye went on to win the Irwin Tools Night Race after making a late race pass on Carl and went on to hold off Denny Hamlin for the win, who he also passed Carl for a position. Skye qualified second for the AdvoCare 500 where she also finished second after a close finish with Denny coming to the stripe on the final lap. Skye qualified second for the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. When the race was finished, Skye finished third. It's her worst finish of the six races that she's competed in so far in the 2012 Cup season. Skye qualified on the pole for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway; and finished second. She finished first, fourth and second at Kansas, Texas and Phoenix respectfully.

Skye went on to finish second in the 2013 Sprint Unlimited (behind the winner Summer). Skye went on to qualify third for the 2013 Daytona 500.

Year Team No. Sponsor Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Points

2012

Richard Petty Motorsports

43 Smithfield Ford DAY 2 PHO LSV BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RIC TAL DAR 1 CHA 2 DOV POC MIC SON KTY DY2 NHA IND PO2 GLN MI2 BR2 1 ATL 2 RI2 CHI 3 NH2

DV2 2

TL2 CH2 KA2 1 MA2 TX2 4 PH2 2 HOM 36th* 0*
2013 Roush Fenway Racing 17 Best Buy Ford
Year Races Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF Finish Starts Points Position Team(s)
2012 7 2 2 6 6 0 1.6 1.3 0 36th* Richard Petty Motorsports
2013 Roush Fenway Racing
Total 7 2 2 6 6 0 1.6 1.3

Personal Life

Skye is the younger sister of Carl Edwards.The two are really close in terms of a sibling relationship.

At the fall Texas race of 2010 was when Skye had met newcomer to the Truck Series Parker Kligerman. They'd hit it off like friends. A week after they'd met each other on November 11, 2010, Skye and Parker had started a relationship.

It was reported that Skye and Parker had gotten engaged during the taping of the 2011 Nationwide/Camping World Truck Series Championship Award Ceremony (which was set to air on December 2, 2011). After the Award Ceremony aired, both Skye and Parker had said on their respective Twitter accounts that they are engaged.

On June 9, 2012, Skye held a small wedding with Parker in Fort Worth, Texas and got married.

Sibilings: Carl Edwards (brother), Shea Earnhardt (sister in-law), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (brother in-law), Kelley Earnhardt (sister in-law), Kerry Earnhardt (half brother in-law), Taylor Earnhardt (half sister in-law), Faith Earnhardt (half sister in-law), Caitlyn Kligerman (sister in-law)

Twitter Account

Skye's Twitter account is @SkyeHigh99. She mostly uses it to talk to her friends and talk to/annoy Parker from time to time.

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