Carl Edwards – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Scotts EZ Seed Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-756 – New car
Carl Edwards on racing at Richmond International Raceway:
“We’re going to Richmond leading the points and we’ve been having a great season. We ran really well at Phoenix and our team is hoping that will translate into a good run at Richmond. I think our team has shown that it can run well on short tracks this season. Matt Kenseth ran really well at Martinsville, we ran really well at Phoenix and I could not be going to a better track this weekend. Going in with the point lead is great. There’s no pressure, just go and have a good time and just race.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Richmond International Raceway:
“Richmond is a challenge to get the set-up just right when we practice in the day and race at night, but we’ll work on it throughout the race to get it where it needs to be. We won the pole there and led 95 laps last fall so it’s certainly a track where we can run well. We’re taking a new car this weekend which should be good, so it will be up to us to keep up with the track as the sun sets and the temperature goes down.”
* Carl Edwards will make his 14th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Richmond International Raceway this weekend in the Crown Royal Presents 400.
* FOR THE RECORD… Edwards has one top-five and five top-10 finishes at Richmond. He has led 112 laps and completed 95.7 percent of the laps he has attempted at the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval. His average starting position at 12.7 and his average finish is 16.9.
* ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 team will be bringing chassis RK-756 to Richmond this weekend. This is a brand new chassis with the Scotts EZ Seed paint scheme.
* REWIND MAY, 2010… After very few cautions during the majority of the race, the final laps seemed to make up for it. Two more cautions slowed the final 19 laps. Edwards said the car felt really good, but they needed to keep racing. He lined up seventh for the final restart on lap 395 and quickly moved up to fifth. He held on to take the checkered flag in fifth place for his best finish of the season to date.