Edwards Looks for First Win at Martinsville

Carl Edwards – NSCS MARTINSVILLE ADVANCE

Team:           No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:   Bob Osborne


American Muscle

Chassis:       RK-791    This car debuted at Martinsville last fall where it finished ninth

Edwards, NSCS at Martinsville Speedway:

Date        Event                                S        F       Laps           Led       Status             Money

10-30-11  Tums Fast Relief 500        1*         9       500/500 28        Running        $123,916

4-3-11       Goody’s Fast Relief 500   23       18      499/500 3         Running        $119,816

10-24-10   Tums Fast Relief 500        7         8       500/500 0         Running        $117,773

3-29-10     Goody’s Pain Relief 500  13         8       508/508 0         Running        $118,723

10-25-09   Tums Fast Relief 500       29       20      501/501 0         Running        $122,256

3-29-09     Goody’s Pain Relief 500    5       26       498/500 0         Running        $120,856

10-19-08   Tums Quickpak 500          4         3       504/504 0         Running        $145,850

3-30-08     Goody’s 500                   27         9       500/500      0         Running        $123,775

10-21-07   Subway 500                    20       11       506/506    0         Running          $82,275

4-1-07       Goody’s 500                    9        17       500/500       0         Running          $82,050

10-22-06   Subway 500                    27       12       500/500    0         Running           $90,250

4-2-06       Direct TV 500                 15        16       500/500      0         Running           $89,100

10-23-05   Subway 500                    18        26      499/500    0         Running           $82,650

4-10-05     Advance Auto Parts 500  36        38      321/500        0         Running           $81,875

10-24-04   Subway 500                    22        24      500/500    0        Running            $92,042

*starting position based on points

Races         Wins    Top-5s     Top-10s   Poles      Led            Money

Cumulative             15                 0        1              5           0           31            $1,593,207

QUOTES

Carl Edwards on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“The Roush Fenway Fords were fast at Bristol and fast at California, and we’re going to Martinsville to put a Ford in victory lane.  It will be a huge accomplishment for me as a race car driver to get my first victory at Martinsville.  We got a top-10 finish the last time we were there and as an organization we’ve put a lot of focus on our short-track program.  We’ve got the best cars we’ve ever had.”

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

“Martinsville is a demanding track, both physically and mentally. It’s a difficult place to get the car handling just right and the driver has to be patient in traffic to save the brakes.  It’s a very long race so you can’t wear out your brakes in the first half of the race.  We gained a few points back with a solid finish at California last week, so that’s what we need to keep doing.”

FAST FACTS

Carl Edwards enters Martinsville 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, trailing leader Greg Biffle by 49 points.  He has earned two top-five, three top-10 finishes and one pole this season.

FOR THE RECORD… In 15 starts at the 0.526-mile track, Edwards has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. His average start is 17.1, and his average finish is 16.3.  Edwards has completed 97.6 percent (7336 of 7519) of laps in Cup competition attempted at Martinsville Speedway.

IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 15 races at Martinsville, Edwards has turned 105 of the track’s fastest laps, spent 3,894 laps in the top 15, and has led 31 laps there.

ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 Fastenal Blue Team will unload RK-791 for the weekend. Edwards raced this car at Martinsville last October and finished ninth.

REWIND, MARTINSVILLE, APRIL 2011… Edwards was 12th for the final restart on lap 472.  Since he was unable to pit for new tires he did all he could to hang on in the closing laps, but fell back to 18th by the time the race ended.


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