Carl Edwards – NSCS HOMESTEAD ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-709 This car last raced at Charlotte in October,
Edwards, NSCS at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
Date Event S F Laps Led Status Money
11-22-09 Ford 400 24 7 267/267 0 Running $144,981
11-16-08 Ford 400 4 1 267/267 157 Running $371,025
11-18-07 Ford 400 10 5 267/267 0 Running $134,025
11-19-06 Ford 400 31 8 268/268 0 Running $ 99,475
11-20-05 Ford 400 1 4 267/267 94 Running $167,400
11-21-04 Ford 400 22 14 271/271 0 Running $ 91,876
Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money
Cumulative 6 1 3 5 1 251 $1,008,773
Carl Edwards on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
“Ford Championship weekend has always been a huge weekend for me and Roush Fenway. We’ve got a ton of momentum right now. I feel like our 1.5-mile program is really strong, and our team is riding a huge wave from last weekend’s win in Phoenix. We can’t lose at Homestead because no matter what happens we all feel like we finished the season strong. We’re just going to go for the win and hopefully finish top four in points. That would be huge.”
Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
“It was great to finally get a win at Phoenix last weekend. Now we can go to Homestead and try for another win, and maintain our fourth place in the points. Carl has a great record at Homestead and won there in 2008. We are taking our newest car in the fleet which we ran at Charlotte so I feel it will be good. We’ve got a lot of momentum going into the final race of the season so we’d love to end the year with one more win.”
Carl Edwards will make his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway in this weekend’s Ford 400. In his previous six starts, Edwards has accumulated one win, three top-five, five top-10 finishes and one pole.
DESERT DOMINATION…Edwards swept both the Sprint Cup & Nationwide races in Phoenix last weekend. It ended a 70-race winless streak for Edwards in the Cup series.
ON THE TRACK…The Aflac team will be unloading chassis RK-709. Edwards raced this Ford Fusion most recently at Charlotte in October where he finished 16th. It was a new car at Charlotte.
FOR THE RECORD…Edwards’ average start at Homestead is 15.3, his average finish is 6.5 which is the best of all active drivers. He has also led a total of 251 laps there, third among active drivers. He has only finished outside the top 10 once in six starts.
IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last six races at Homestead, Edwards has turned 112 of the track’s fastest laps, spent 1,112 laps in the top 15, and has a driver rating of 111, which leads all active drivers in these categories.
STANDINGS…Edwards enters Homestead fourth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, 264 markers behind the leader. To date in 2010, Edwards has accumulated one win, eight top-five and 18 top-10 finishes, as well as three poles.
REWIND: HOMESTEAD 2009… Edwards was 10th with 30 laps to go and said the car was not quite as good as the previous run, but nobody would have known by his performance on the track. He was still 10th with 20 to go and was up to eighth with only three laps to go. He was able to gain one more position before the checkered flag flew to finish seventh.