Carl Edwards Looks for Another Win in the Lone Star State

[media-credit name=”texasmotorspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]Carl Edwards – NSCS TEXAS ADVANCE

Team:           No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:   Bob Osborne


American Muscle

Chassis:       RK-811    This is a new car

Edwards, NSCS at Texas Motor Speedway:

Date        Event                               S         F     Laps          Led       Status         Money

11-6-11     AAA Texas 500                7         2    334/334 14        Running      $361,566

4-9-11       Samsung Mobile 500        2         3    334/334 3         Running      $269,791

11-7-10     AAA Texas 500                3        19    334/334 0         Running      $135,123

4-19-10     Samsung Mobile 500       20        33    317/334         0         Accident     $122,498

11-8-09     Dickies 500                      6        39    174/334      0         Accident     $146,406

4-5-09       Samsung 500                  13       10    334/334   9         Running      $176,579

11-2-08     Dickies 500                     16        1     334/334     212       Running      $496,300

4-6-08       Samsung 500                    2        1     339/339    123       Running      $541,150

11-4-07     Dickies 500                     21        26   331/334      0         Running      $108,625

4-15-07     Samsung 500                  10       12    334/334   0         Running      $129,975

11-5-06     Dickies 500                     15       15    339/339      0         Running      $120,050

4-9-06       Samsung 500                  37       36    256/335   50        Accident     $101,175

11-06-05   Dickies 500                     30        1     334/334     82        Running      $440,550

4-17-05     Samsung 500                  20       19    334/334   0         Running      $100,125

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

Cumulative             14                3         5             6           0          493         $3,249,913

Carl Edwards on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

“I love racing at Texas and it’s been one of our best race tracks. I’ve got some great memories from that place and it’s a fun place to win a race.  Martinsville is behind us and we have some really good tracks coming up this month with Texas and Kansas.  Those mile-and-a-half tracks have been great for us from day one.”

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

“I think we are all looking forward to racing at Texas this weekend. I’m glad Martinsville is behind us and we came away with a decent finish.  Historically Texas has been a really good track for Roush Fenway teams, and Carl has three Cup wins there, so we’re planning on another strong run Saturday night.  We’re taking a new car that should be capable of contending for the win.”

Fast Facts

Carl Edwards enters Texas 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, trailing 10th place by 10 points.  He has earned two top-five, three top-10 finishes and one pole this season.

FOR THE RECORD… Edwards has accumulated three wins at the 1.5-mile Texas track, the most of any active Sprint Cup driver.  Edwards’ average start at Texas is 14.4 and his average finish is 15.5.  He is one of only two drivers to win both the spring & fall events in the same year at Texas.

IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics, Edwards ranks fourth in laps led with 493 in the past 14 races.  He has also turned 321 of the track’s fastest laps, which is third best. He has a driver rating of 100.0, fourth best among active drivers, and spent 3,696 laps in the top 15 (78.9%) which is second best.

ON THE TRACK…The Fastenal Blue Team will be unloading chassis No.RK-811 at Texas this weekend. This is a new car.

REWIND APRIL, 2011… Hoping to sweep the weekend after winning the Nationwide Series race Friday night, Edwards started from the front row but came up just shy of the win, finishing third.


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