Carl Edwards Charlotte Fast Facts


Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
American Muscle

Chassis: RK-709 – New chassis

Edwards, NSCS at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Date Event S F Laps Led Status Money

5-30-10 Coca-Cola 600 31 16 400/400 0 Running $136,098

10-17-09 Bank of America 500 28 39 299/334 0 Engine $114,131

5-25-09 Coca-Cola 600 19 4 227/227 0 Running $207,531

10-11-08 Bank of America 500 2 33 317/334 0 Running $112,625

5-25-08 Coca-Cola 600 30 9 400/400 0 Running $160,425

10-13-07 Bank of America 500 18 5 337/337 0 Running $127,800

5-27-07 Coca-Cola 600 39 15 399/400 1 Running $109,950

10-14-06 Bank of America 500 28 8 334/334 12 Running $103,475

5-28-06 Coca-Cola 600 22 3 400/400 11 Running $201,050

10-15-05 UAW-GM 500 8 10 336/336 0 Running $100,275

5-29-05 Coca-Cola 600 12 3 400/400 10 Running $193,300

Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money

Cumulative 11 0 4 7 0 34 $1,566,660

Carl Edwards on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

“We went into California thinking that would be the race that could put us near the points lead, but we had trouble with a part in the distributor. Now we’ve got six races left to run the way we know we can run. If we can get a couple wins and a couple solid top fives, and maybe if Jimmie (Johnson) can have a bit of trouble then it can be anybody’s race. We need to rally this weekend at Charlotte.”

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

“We’re taking a new car to Charlotte that should be very competitive. We need a good run to keep our Chase hopes alive. We had a little setback in California last weekend, but this team is strong enough to overcome one bad race. We can’t control what happens to Jimmie Johnson in these final six races, but we can focus on making sure we don’t make mistakes and we give Carl the best cars we can so he has what he needs to run up front.”

Fast Facts

• Carl Edwards enters the Bank of America 500 seventh in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase point standings, 162 markers behind leader Jimmie Johnson. In 30 starts this season, Edwards has accumulated seven top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, and two poles.

• FOR THE RECORD…Edwards will make his 12th Cup start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous starts, Edwards has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. His average start is 21.5, and his average finish is 13.2. Edwards has completed 3849 of 3902 (98.6%) of laps attempted at CMS. Of the 3849 laps Edwards has completed, he has led 34 of them.

• Edwards’ best finish at CMS is third place, captured twice – once in May of 2005 and again in May of 2006.

• IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 11 races at CMS, Edwards has turned 64 of the track’s fastest laps, spent 1845 laps in the top 15 and led a total of 34 laps. Edwards’ driver rating is 13th best among active drivers.

• ON THE TRACK…The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-709 to CMS. This will be the first outing for this car as it is a brand new chassis.

• REWIND, CHARLOTTE, OCTOBER 2009… Edwards had several issues all in one race which resulted in a 39th-place finish. Edwards struggled with the handling of the No. 99 Aflac Ford all night and the crew made drastic adjustments on each stop. After falling three laps down throughout the race, the engine finally expired with 35 laps to go ending Edwards’ night.

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