Carl Edwards – NSCS DAYTONA ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-677 – last ran at Talladega, finished sixth
Carl Edwards on racing at Daytona International Speedway:
“Daytona is such a different race now with the new surface. It is all about pure speed and partnering up with someone. I know this weekend I don’t want to finish second like I did in the 500. I will be doing everything I can to win this race. The 500 in February was the closest I have been to winning at Daytona in a Cup car and I really, really want to win there. That would be cool.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Daytona International Speedway:
“The night race at Daytona is an exciting race. We have the tension of superspeedway racing with the added need for a race car that handles well over a fuel run. A solid run at Daytona will be important to the 99 team. Anything can happen there, but I feel that with smart racing, we’ll be in good shape. We could really use another win for the extra bonus points when the Chase begins, and of course we always want to win.”
* CARL EDWARDS enters the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings by 25 points. In 16 starts this season, Edwards has accumulated one win, nine top-fives and 12 top-10 finishes.
* FOR THE RECORD…In 13 NSCS starts at DIS, Edwards has achieved four top-five and six top-10 finishes. Edwards’ best finish at Daytona is second place, captured in this year’s Daytona 500 and in July of 2008. * Edwards has completed 2201 of 2344 (93.9%) of the laps he has attempted at Daytona and has led only three laps. He has an average start of 17.9 and an average finish of 16.5.
* ON THE TRACK…The No. 99 will have Subway as the primary sponsor for the second of three races this season. The team will be bringing RK-677 this weekend to Daytona. It is the same car Edwards drove at Talladega in April when he finished sixth.
* REWIND, DAYTONA JULY 2010… Edwards avoided two late-race accidents in the closing laps of the race which involved a total of 22 cars between the two wrecks. After a green, white, checker finish he brought the car home in one piece in sixth place.