Carl Edwards–John Deere Dealers of Iowa 250 presented by Pioneer
Team: No. 60 Ford Drive One Mustang Crew Chief: Mike Beam
Chassis: RK-621 – primary – last ran in Bristol-Finished seventh.
RK–596 – backup – new Nationwide chassis
Carl Edwards on racing at Iowa Speedway: “The race track is just north of where I live. I have a lot of friends in the Des Moines area. I am excited to go up there and be able to compete for the win. This race would be very special for me to win. I think all the drivers would agree that this race has a really high energy level. The fans are race savvy and they know racing up there in Iowa . I am going to do my best to go back and forth to get some practice in. If I can’t we will have Brian Ickler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. there and they have agreed to help me get my car set up.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Iowa Speedway: “We are coming off a great win in Dover. We will look to carry that momentum into Iowa . Since Carl is also racing in the All-Star race in Charlotte this weekend, we will have Brian Ickler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to help us get Carl’s Mustang set up for him. We look to get this Mustang back in victory lane for back-to-back wins. “
* Last year, Edwards finished the season with four wins, 19 top-fives, 27 top-tens and three poles.
* Edwards’ captured his 32nd career NASCAR Nationwide win at Dover International Speedway last weekend.
* Edwards has captured four Coors Light pole awards so far in the 2011 Nationwide Series season.
* Edwards’ average finish at Iowa is 7.0.