Carl Edwards – NSCS MARTINSVILLE ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-647 This car last raced at Loudon in Sept. ’10,
Edwards, NSCS at Martinsville Speedway:
Date Event S F Laps Led Status Money
3-29-10 Goody’s Pain Relief 500 13 8 508/508 0 Running $118,723
10-25-09 Tums Fast Relief 500 29 20 501/501 0 Running $122,256
3-29-09 Goody’s Pain Relief 500 5 26 498/500 0 Running $120,856
10-19-08 Tums Quickpak 500 4 3 504/504 0 Running $145,850
3-30-08 Goody’s 500 27 9 500/500 0 Running $123,775
10-21-07 Subway 500 20 11 506/506 0 Running $82,275
4-1-07 Goody’s 500 9 17 500/500 0 Running $82,050
10-22-06 Subway 500 27 12 500/500 0 Running $90,250
4-2-06 Direct TV 500 15 16 500/500 0 Running $89,100
10-23-05 Subway 500 18 26 499/500 0 Running $82,650
4-10-05 Advance Auto Parts 500 36 38 321/500 0 Running $81,875
10-24-04 Subway 500 22 24 500/500 0 Running $92,042
Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money
Cumulative 12 0 1 3 0 0 $1,231,702
Carl Edwards on racing at Martinsville Speedway:
“Martinsville is so tough, especially with the double-file restarts. It’s kind of a chaotic moment when you go down into turn one and it really depends who is over-aggressive, who bumps who, how things shake out. If everybody runs like they should, it’s really hard to pass people two-wide at Martinsville already. It’s when people are over-aggressive that you can take advantage. Hopefully, we can do that. Matt (Kenseth) almost won the thing the last time we were there, so I feel like we can run well enough, we just have to make the right calls.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Martinsville Speedway:
“Martinsville is a demanding track, both physically and mentally. It’s a difficult place to get the car handling just right and the driver has to be patient in traffic to save the brakes. It’s a very long race so you can’t wear out your brakes in the first half of the race. Martinsville is a good track for Denny (Hamlin) and Jimmie (Johnson) so we will need to be on top of our game there, on the track and in the pits, if we hope to gain any ground on them in the points.”
Carl Edwards enters Martinsville seventh in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase point standings, 200 markers behind point leader Jimmie Johnson. He has earned seven top-five, 16 top-10 finishes and two poles this season.
FOR THE RECORD… In 12 starts at the 0.526-mile track, Edwards has one top-five and three top-10 finishes. His average start is 18.8, and his average finish is 17.5. Edwards has completed 97 percent (5837 of 6019) of laps in Cup competition attempted at Martinsville Speedway.
Edwards’ best career finish at Martinsville came back in 2003, when he finished second in the Camping World Truck Series race. He started that race from the pole.
IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 12 races at Martinsville, Edwards has turned 99 of the track’s fastest laps (11thmost), spent 3,026 laps in the top 15, but has not led a lap there. Martinsville and Watkins Glen are the only two tracks on the NSCS circuit that he has failed to lead a lap.
ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 crew will unload RK-647 for the weekend. Edwards raced this car at Loudon last month where he finished 11th.
REWIND, MARTINSVILLE, OCTOBER 2009… Edwards put together a solid run at Martinsville, but bad luck on the final lap left him in 20th place. He was in 12th place for a green-white-checker finish but his driveshaft gave up on the final lap which caused him to brush the wall in the last turn to finish 20th.