Carl Edwards– NSCS LAS VEGAS ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Scotts/Kellogg’s Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-732 This is a new car
Carl Edwards on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway : “I’m excited to come to Vegas, we all like coming to Vegas.
The fans are great, the facility is second-to-none and the racing is spectacular. The win in 2008 was really special and I have to say that is one of the coolest victory lanes anywhere with showgirls, the title belt, champagne and fans everywhere. Running well in Vegas is especially important after our misfortune in Phoenix last weekend. We went from first to 12th in the points so we need to get back up there.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway : ” Las Vegas has been a strong track for all the Roush Fenway teams over the years. Carl has had some success there in both Cup and Nationwide. We’ve got another new car that we are bringing to the track this weekend that should be very competitive. We had a great car in Phoenix last weekend that we believe was capable of winning, but things didn’t go our way.”
* Carl Edwardsenters Vegas 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, 21 markers behind point leader Kyle Busch. He has earned one top-five finish this season.
* FOR THE RECORD… In six starts at the 1.5-mile Vegas track, Edwards has one win, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. His average start is 14.0, and his average finish is 12.7. Edwards has completed every lap of Cup competition attempted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
* IN THE LOOP … According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last six races at Vegas, Edwards has turned 101 of the track’s fastest laps (fourth most), spent 1029 laps in the top 15 and led a total of 91 laps. Edwards’ driver rating is 10th best among active drivers.
* ON THE TRACK…The No. 99 will have co-primary sponsorship at Vegas with Scotts and Kellogg’s. The No. 99 crew will unload RK-732 for the weekend. This is a brand new car.
* REWIND, VEGAS, MARCH 2010…After qualifying 12th and running in the top 10 much of the race, a long green-flag run after halfway hurt Edwards’ shot at a win. The car was very loose and Edwards lost track position, going a lap down before a caution came. With smart pit strategy at the end, Edwards got his lap back and rallied to finish the race in 12th place.