Team: No. 99 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
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
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.”
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.