Carl Edwards – Sprint Unlimited Advance

by Official Release On Wed, Feb. 13, 2013

Sprint UnlimitedCarl Edwards – Sprint Unlimited Advance
Team:         No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief:     Jimmy Fennig
Chassis:       RK-835   New chassis


·         Edwards in the Unlimited

·   Edwards will make his seventh start in the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night.  His best finish to date is seventh in 2009.  He has led 54 laps in his previous six starts.

·         Unlimited Undergoes Format Change

·   Don’t miss your chance to decide the format of the 2013 Sprint Unlimited. Cast your vote on until Wednesday, February 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST!

·         Edwards at Daytona

·   Edwards’ average start at Daytona International Speedway is 16.2; his average finish is 16.6.  Edwards’ best finish at Daytona is second place, captured in 2011 500 (and in July 2008).

·         Edwards/Fennig Team in 2013

·   This weekend marks the beginning of the much anticipated pairing of Sprint Cup and two-time Daytona 500 Championship crew chief Jimmy Fennig and Nationwide Champion Carl Edwards.

·   Fennig feels confident in the new team that comprises the No. 99 car. Fennig brings in experience with drivers such as Bobby Allison, Mark Martin and Matt Kenseth as well as a 2012 Duel and Daytona 500 Championship crew.

·         The Car

·   The No. 99 Fastenal crew will unload RK-835 for the Sprint Unlimited.  This is a brand new car for 2013.

·         Edwards, RFR Debut Gen 6 Car in Unlimited

·   Fans will identify with what they see on track more than ever this year with production inspired aspects such as the grille, silhouette and headlights.

·         Local Connections

·   Car Chief Richie Davis, a Miami native, returns to his home state of Florida.

·         Primary Sponsor Note

·   Fastenal will kick off the year with primary sponsorship of both weekends in Daytona. Fastenal will run suppliers Cleveland, Loctite, PowerPhase and  Holo-Krome on their Sprint Unlimited paint scheme.


Edwards quotes on the Sprint Unlimited:

“We are very excited about racing our Fastenal Ford in the Sprint Unlimited.   We are going there to race as hard as we can and we want to do nothing but win that race. As a new team, it gives us time to work together and learn how we operate in that type of situation.  The thing I am most nervous about is the fan vote eliminating some cars, because the way that the chaos of that event is, you could be coming down the back of the straightaway and at the end of that segment and a caution could come out and you’re one of the guys that just got shuffled back.  I’m certain the fans are going to vote to eliminate some people.  I think the biggest fear is that you don’t get to race the rest of the race.  We are going out to lead every lap and dominate the race and win it.  That is our mission.”

Fennig Quote on racing in the Sprint Unlimited and returning to Daytona with championship crew members:

“Coming out of Daytona testing we really worked hard to get more speed on the track. Carl and I are both on the same page as far as winning is concerned. Returning to Daytona with a championship crew, keeping our same players without having to replace anybody is a huge gain for us.”
2013 No. 99 Fastenal “Blue Team”

Name                                      Duties                                                 Hometown

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 Emmar                           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.

Colin Pasi                                Front Tire Carrier                                Concord, N.C.

Garrett Reding                                    Mechanic                                            Rockton, I.L.

Greg Rimmer                          2nd Truck Driver                                              Charlotte, N.C.

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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