Carl Edwards – NNS ADVANCE
Team: No. 60 Copart.com Ford
Crew Chief: Mike Beam
Carl Edwards on racing at Gateway International Raceway:
“I can’t wait to get back to Gateway International Raceway. There is no other track like it. It has a long straightaway and turn 4 is a blast. I consider it my home track and I will have a lot of friends and family there and I want to give them a great show. We had a big win there earlier this year and this race is going to be spectacular. We will be flying in from Martinsville and it’s going to be close. This will be the last race at Gateway and a win there would mean the world. We are determined to get our Ford Fusion back into Victory Lane there and win Gateway’s last race!”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Gateway International Raceway:
“We are bringing the car we won earlier this year at Gateway and we have the goal to repeat a win. Gateway International Raceway is close to home for Carl and he will have lots of friends and family there. That always adds a little incentive. It’s a unique and fast track and should be a fun race. It’s the last race there and this Copart team would love nothing better than to get Carl and the team into Victory Lane.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week in Charlotte, Edwards finished 13th after qualifying 11th.
-CARL EDWARDS…will make his eighth Nationwide Series start at Gateway International Raceway Saturday. In June’s start, Edwards won after starting eighth.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start in Gateway is 8.6 and his average finish is 7.6. He has three Nationwide Series wins at Gateway. Oddly enough, he has achieved one win every even year of his Nationwide Series competition; 2006, 2008 and 2010.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 team will take chassis – RK 674 to Gateway. This is the same chassis that Edwards won in at Gateway earlier this season.
-ON THE TRACK…This weekend Copart.com will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 60. To sell your cars fast, visit the Online Vehicle Auction at Copart.com.
-IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES…Roush Fenway Racing has four wins, nine top-five and 16 top-10s in 21 Nationwide Series starts at Gateway International Raceway.
2010 No. 60 Racing Team
Mike Beam Hickory, NC
Hal Ralston Staunton, VA
Heath Landis Forest City, NC
EC Nichols Detroit, TX
Brett Ragan Unadilla, GA
Kenny DeGuisto Garland, TX
Jay Maybry Camp Bello, SC
Bennie Stevens Hampton, TN
Justin Edgell Salisbury, NC
Troy Cupples Normal, IL
Jason Hedlesky Clinton, MI
Tom Hatcher Middleburg, FL
Frank Brassfield Fort Walton Beach, FL
Jeremy Neeley Trenton, GA
Michael Smith Hiddenite, NC
Dale Hoffman Allentown, PA
Jon Moore Gainesville, GA
Darren Beach New Franklin, MO