Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-816 This is a new car
Edwards, NSCS at Sonoma Raceway:
Date Event Start Finish Laps Led Status Money
6-26-2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 23 3 110/110 0 Running $204,791
6-20-2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 19 29 110/110 0 Running $108,473
6-21-2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 34 13 113/113 0 Running $136,054
6-22-2008 Toyota/Save Mart 350 12 9 112/112 2 Running $134,725
6-24-2007 Dodge/Save Mart 350 15 18 110/110 12 Running $87,775
6-25-2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350 20 6 110/110 0 Running $116,800
6-26-2005 Dodge/Save Mart 350 23 38 107/110 0 Running $84,440
Cumulative Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money
7 0 1 3 0 14 $873,058
Carl Edwards on racing at Infineon Raceway:
“Sonoma is one of the most fun tracks we go to. It is real slippery and it is so much different than what most of us grew up racing, it is a huge challenge. To me, it is one of the tracks I look forward to the most. We have had really good races and bad races there but it is challenging. It is so neat to drive a stock car like that with all the horsepower and you are shifting gears and jumping off curbs and locking up the tires. There is a lot of driving going on. It is a very physical race and it is usually hot out there and grueling. A good run there, to me, is special. It says a lot about not only the car and team, but there is a lot of pride as a driver to run well because it is so much work.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Infineon Raceway:
“We are bringing a new car that tested well at VIR, so I feel confident that we’ll be competitive at Sonoma if everything works out right. Sonoma is one of those tracks where you have to plan ahead and have some decent strategy you have to stick with the entire race, and either it works for you, or it doesn’t. Hopefully it goes our way. Carl has become a very good road racer and has two Nationwide wins on road courses. I know it would mean a lot to him to get a Cup win as well.”
CARL EDWARDS enters Sonoma 11th in the Sprint Cup point standings. In 15 Cup Series starts in 2012, he has accumulated two top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
FOR THE RECORD…Edwards will make his eighth Cup start at Sonoma this weekend. In his previous seven starts, Edwards has one top-five and three top-10 finishes, and has led 14 laps. His average start is 20.9 and his average finish is 16.6.
ON THE TRACK…The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-816 this weekend to Sonoma. It is a new car that the team tested at VIR.
REWIND, SONOMA 2011… While several teams pitted during what would be the final caution of the race, Edwards stayed out and moved into fourth place. The race resumed with nine laps to go and Edwards moved up to second on the restart. In the final laps Jeff Gordon began to close in on him and took second place with one lap to go. Edwards held his ground to finish the race in third place.