Carl Edwards– U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System
Team: No. 60 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Beam
Chassis: RK-648 – primary – last ran in Darlington.
RK–596 – backup – new Nationwide chassis
Carl Edwards on racing at Iowa Speedway:
“Iowa Speedway is just north of Columbia, Missouri and I have a lot of friends in the Des Moines area. I am always excited about going there and compete for the win. We had a pretty good race with Ricky (Stenhouse, Jr.) in May. He won and we finished second. It would be very special for me to win there this time. 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’ll be in Pocono for the Sprint Cup race, so Brian Ickler will be practicing our Fastenal Ford Mustang. I can’t wait to go back and put our Mustang in victory lane.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Iowa Speedway:
“We finished second here in the spring right behind our teammate Ricky(Stenhouse, Jr.). We are bringing a different Fastenal Mustang that we believe will be even stronger. Carl is a great short track driver. Brian Ickler will practice the car while Carl is in Pocono on Friday to help us get the car ready for race trim.”
Edwards’ average finish at Iowa is 5.3.
So far in 2011, Edwards has five wins, 11 top-fives, and 14 top-10s
Edwards’ captured his 34th career NASCAR Nationwide win at Nashville Superspeedway.