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Aflac to replace Office Depot as Edwards' primary sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carl Edwards has gone to the birds.

Or more like ducks.

Aflac announced on Wednesday that it will become the primary sponsor for Edwards, replacing Office Depot on the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing car.

The insurance company, featuring Edwards and a duck in his commercials, entered a partnership with Roush to sponsor eight races last season. Edwards won his first Sprint Cup race in the Aflac car earlier this year at Texas Motor Speedway.

Office Depot and Roush had exclusive bargaining rights until recently, but Aflac stepped in when no deal was reached. Office Depot is reportedly pursuing other avenues in NASCAR's premier series.