Carl Edwards–Virginia 529 College Savings 250
Team: No. 60 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Beam
Chassis: RK-707 – primary – New Nationwide Chassis.
RK–596 – backup – New Nationwide Chassis.
Carl Edwards on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We are coming off a big Fastenal win in Atlanta . I am excited for the race on Friday night. It has been a great race track for us in the Nationwide Series. We have won some races and had some epic battles. We are running a special paint scheme to honor some of our American Heroes. It would be great to get a win for all of our soldiers and especially Corporal John Peck who will be honored on our decklid.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We are coming off a dominating win in Atlanta . We are bringing a new Nationwide chassis that we feel should be strong. Key to this race is to have good pit-stops and stay up front. We are honoring some of our American heroes on our paint scheme. It would be a great honor to win this race for them.” FAST FACTS * So far in 2011, Edwards has six wins, 15 top-fives, and 19 top-10s * Edwards captured his 35th career NASCAR Nationwide win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. * The No. 60 Ford is currently second in the Owner’s points. 45 points behind first place. * Edwards average finish at Richmond International Raceway is 8.5.