Carl Edwards – NSCS NEW HAMPSHIRE ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-647 Raced Loudon in June, finished 25th
Also raced Phoenix in April, finished 7th
Edwards, NSCS at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
Date Event Start Finish Laps Led Status Money
6-27-2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 21 25 299/301 0 Running $113,173
9-20-2009 Sylvania 300 5 17 300/300 2 Running $125,931
6-28-2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 5 19 273/273 0 Running $125,131
9-14-2008 Sylvania 300 2 3 300/300 61 Running $179,150
6-29-2008 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 17 17 284/284 0 Running $123,575
9-16-2007 Sylvania 300 11 12 300/300 0 Running $90,050
7-01-2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 22 13 300/300 2 Running $90,350
9-17-2006 Sylvania 300 19 18 300/300 0 Running $91,525
7-16-2006 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 17 2 308/308 0 Running $177,900
9-18-2005 Sylvania 300 24 19 300/300 0 Running $87,950
7-17-2005 New England 300 20 12 300/300 0 Running $92,300
9-19-2004 Sylvania 300 21 20 299/300 0 Running $100,817
Cumulative Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money
12 0 2 2 0 65 $1,398,400
Carl Edwards on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
“I think Loudon is a good race track. I really enjoy it and have had some success there. I think the biggest challenge this weekend will be getting our setup right. It’s a short race without a lot of cautions, so qualifying will be important. It’s just the regular stuff we deal with at Loudon trying to get track position, but we’ve been qualifying a lot better lately and our set-ups have been pretty good so I’m very optimistic that we will be contenders at Loudon. We need to start off the Chase on the right foot and not get behind from the start.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
“Statistically speaking Loudon is not one of our better tracks, but Carl actually runs pretty well there and enjoys racing there. This is an important race to run well since it kicks off the Chase. With the reset points we trail first place by 60 points, so we don’t want Denny (Hamlin) or anyone to stretch out a big lead on us so we spend the Chase playing catch-up.”
• CARL EDWARDS enters the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, 60 points behind new leader Denny Hamlin. In 26 starts this season, Edwards has accumulated six top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, as well as two poles.
• FOR THE RECORD…In 12 NSCS starts at NHMS, Edwards has achieved two top-five and two top-10 finishes. Edwards’ best finish at Loudon is second place, captured in July of 2006, and his best start was in September of 2008, where he rolled off second, however qualifying was cancelled due to rain and the grid was set by owners’ points.
• Edwards has completed 3563 of 3566 (99.9%) of the laps he has attempted at Loudon and has led 65 laps. He has an average start of 15.3 and an average finish of 14.8.
• ON THE TRACK…The No. 99 Aflac team will be bringing RK-647 this weekend to New Hampshire. Edwards raced this Ford Fusion at Loudon in June where he finished 25th and Phoenix in April where he finished seventh.
• REWIND, LOUDON SEPTEMBER 2009…Edwards fought a loose car much of the day, but ran in the top 10 the first half of the race. A green-flag pit stop with fewer than 35 to go followed by a caution for debris nine laps later hurt his track position late in the race. He was able to gain some spots in the closing laps, but was forced to settle for a 17th-place finish.