Edwards Goes for the Trifecta at Kentucky

Carl Edwards – NSCS KENTUCKY ADVANCE

Team:           No. 99 UPS Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:   Bob Osborne

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Chassis:       RK-811   Last outing: Charlotte in May – finished ninth

Texas in April – finished eighth

Edwards NSCS, NNS & NCWTS results at Kentucky Speedway:

Date                 Event                             Start Finish      Laps         Led          Status        Money

7-9-2011           Quaker State 400              7          5    267/267       0             Running      $134,491

7-8-2011           Feed the Children 300        2          8   200/200       1             Running      $17,375

6-12-2010         Meijer 300                        10         2       200/200       0             Running      $57,025

6-13-2009         Meijer 300                        10         20      197/200       4             Running      $21,650

6-14-2008         Meijer 300                        30         20      198/200       0             Running      $21,775

6-16-2007         Meijer 300                         4          33       179/200       96           Running      $24,480

6-17-2006         Meijer 300                         2          36       174/200       0             Running      $17,500

6-18-2005         Meijer 300                         1          1        200/200      150          Running      $90,901

7-10-2004         Built Ford Tough 225          2          33   83/153        2             Running      $10,890

7-12-2003         Built Ford Tough 225          5          1   150/150       40           Running      $77,500

7-13-2002         Kroger 225                        8          18       147/150       0            Running      $13,240

Races         Wins    Top-5s     Top-10s   Poles      Led            Money

Cumulative              11               2         4              5           1          293           $486,827

QUOTES

Carl Edwards on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“Kentucky is pretty huge for us.  It is a UPS race for us, our only UPS race this year, and it is right there near Best Buy’s Geek Squad headquarters so we are going to do some stuff there which will be fun. It is a big race for us.  I had my first win in NASCAR there in the truck series in 2003.  It is huge for me to be able to go back there and have the opportunity to run in the Cup Series and get a win there. We had one Nationwide win there as well and I really like that place. It has character and the fans are wound up so it’s a lot of fun.”

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“We certainly need a solid run at Kentucky this weekend.  We’re taking a very competitive car that has finished in the top 10 in both of the races we’ve run it this year (Charlotte and Texas).  Carl has a lot more experience at Kentucky than a lot of competitors since he’s won in both the Nationwide and Truck Series there.  I know I speak for everyone on the team when I say we’d like to add a Cup win to his Kentucky resume on Saturday.”

FAST FACTS

CARL EDWARDS enters Kentucky 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.  This season Edwards has achieved two top-five, eight top-10 finishes and one pole.

FOR THE RECORD…Edwards will make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Kentucky Speedway Saturday, but he has seven Nationwide and three Camping World Truck starts there. In his previous 11 starts, Edwards has two wins, four top-five and five top-10 finishes.

SO YOU KNOW… Edwards scored his first career NASCAR victory at Kentucky Speedway in 2003 when he claimed his first victory in the Camping World Truck Series.

ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 UPS crew will be unloading chassis 811. Edwards last raced this car at the Coke 600 in Charlotte where he finished ninth. UPS… Kentucky Speedway is about 90 miles from UPS Worldport, which is the company’s worldwide air hub in Louisville, Ky. Worldport is the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world, servicing 130 aircrafts daily and processing more than 1.6 million packages a day.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com.

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