CHARLOTTE — Carl Edwards has a new crew chief just 19 races after losing last year’s championship to Tony Stewart on a tiebreaker.
Roush Fenway Racing says Tuesday that Bob Osborne will become a senior member of the organization’s management team and steering committee.
Chad Norris was chosen crew chief for the No. 99 Ford.
Osborne had run the team since 2004, and Edwards took over that ride for the final 13 races that year.
Edwards and Osborne won 18 races, and tied Stewart for the championship last season. Stewart won the title based on victories, and Edwards is stuck in a 52-race losing streak dating back to Las Vegas last season.
Edwards is currently 11th in the point standings and in danger of missing the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Seahawks’ Lynch arrested for DUI
OAKLAND, Calif. — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested over the weekend in the Oakland area for investigation of DUI, the California Highway Patrol confirmed late Monday.
Lynch, 26, was arrested early Saturday in the city of Emeryville, Officer Peter van Eckhardt said.
He was taken to the Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and later released. Lynch took a chemical test but it wasn’t clear whether that was a blood or breath test, the officer said.
Van Eckhardt said the test results would be forwarded with the rest of the arrest information to the Alameda County district attorney’s office to determine whether charges will be filed. He had no details of the arrest.
The Seahawks said a statement late Monday that the team is “aware of the situation with Marshawn and still gathering information.”
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant arrested
DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is free on bond after he was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge.
Bryant turned himself in Monday afternoon to police in the southern Dallas suburb of DeSoto. His attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
DeSoto police said details would be released today.
Olympian McHale struggles in Carlsbad
CARLSBAD, Calif. — U.S. Olympian Christina McHale saved a set point, then used a late service break to pull out a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Jarmila Gajdosova in the first round of the Mercury Insurance Open.
In other first-round matches, American Vania King defeated Kai-Chen Chang of Taiwan 6-1, 6-4; Marina Erakovic of New Zealand beat Anne Keothavong of Great Britain 6-4, 6-0; Heather Watson of Great Britain ousted Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-3, 6-3; and Melinda Czink of Hungary beat qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.