Carl Edwards – Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Carl Edwards – Cheez-It 355 at the Glen
Team:         No. 99 Cheez-It Ford Fusion
Crew Chief:     Jimmy Fennig
Chassis:       RK- 853 last ran at Sonoma
RK – 771 backup for Sonoma

ADVANCE NOTES

Carl Edwards… enters the weekend third in the series points’ standings.  This season, Edwards has one win, six top-five, and ten top-10 finishes and one pole.

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·         Edwards at Watkins Glen… Edwards will make his ninth Cup start at Watkins Glen this weekend.  In his previous eight starts, he has accumulated three top-five and five top-10 finishes. He has an average start of 12.5 and finish of 9.4 there.

·         In the Loop…  According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last eight races at The Glen, Edwards has run 506 laps in the top 15 which is fourth highest and his driver rating (94) is seventh best among active drivers.

·         The Car… The team will unload RK- 853 which last ran at Sonoma Raceway where Edwards took the Ford to a third place finish at the first road course of the season.

·         Primary Sponsor Note… Cheez-It returns to the track for the second and final primary race this season. For the first time since the Kellogg Companys’ involvement in NASCAR since 1991, the Cheez-It brand will be the entitlement sponsor of Sunday’s race, presenting the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen.

·         Rewind, The Glen, 2012…Edwards pulled double duty at the Glen last year, racing in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races. Edwards driving the Subway Ford Mustang notched another victory bringing his career total to 38 wins in the Nationwide series. On Sunday he drove his No. 99 Fastenal Ford to a 14th-place finish

QUOTE WORTHY

Edwards quotes on the Cheez-It 355

“I feel good about Watkins Glen. It’s a huge race for Kellogg’s.  They are sponsoring the Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 at The Glen and I will be driving the Cheez-It Ford.  We sat on the pole there a few years ago, won the Nationwide race last year and had good runs and almost won the Cup race a couple years ago.  I like that race track and the area.  It’s a really fun race and it would be big to put Kellogg’s in victory lane.  The President, Michael Printup said it would rain Cheez-its, if we win.”

2013 No. 99 Team
Name                                      Duties                                                 Hometown

Wayne Anderson                    2nd Truck Driver                                  West Covina, C.A.

Darren Beach                         Catch Front Tire                                  New Franklin, M.O.

Cameron Cobb                       Jackman                                            Washington, I.L.

Justin Coble                            Spot Rear Tire                                    Greensboro, N.C.

Richie Davis                            Car Chief/Grille                                   Miami, F.L.

Greg Emmer                           Road Mechanic/Front Hose               Allenton, W.I.

Jimmy Fennig                         Crew Chief                                          Milwaukee, W.I.

Joey Fennig                            Windshield                                           Harrisburg, N.C.

Jason Hedlesky                      Spotter                                                Clinton, M.I.

Doug Impsen              Motor Specialist/Sign Board/Spot Front Tire        Pequannock, N.J.

Norm Lowe                             Catch Rear Tire                                  Webster, M.A.

Zach Marquardt                      Road Mechanic/Tire Runner              Lena, W.I.

Dave McDonald                      Shock Specialist/2nd Gas Man           Clinton, M.I.

Ryan McCray                         Rear Tire Carrier                                 Highland, C.A.

Matt Millard                             Truck Driver                                        Middleton, W.I.

Jon Moore                               Rear Tire Changer                              Gainesville, G.A.

Justin Nottestad                      Front Tire Changer                             Cambridge, W.I.

Collin Pasi                               Front Tire Carrier                                Concord, N.C.

Garrett Reding                        Mechanic                                            Rockton, I.L.

Nick Sandler                           Engineer                                              Ashville, N.C.

Randy Seals                           Engineer                                              Ashville, N.C.

Dave Smith                             Mechanic                                            Baltimore, M.D.

Don Stern                                Mechanic                                            Burnt Hills, N.Y.

Scott Swift                              Tire Specialist                                     Kannapolis, N.C.

Shawn Ward                           Gas Man                                             Hickory, N.C.

Jim Watson                             Catch Gas Can/Gas Runner              Greenfield, W.I.

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