Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Chassis: RK-815 Ran both Poconos and Darlington
Carl Edwards on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
“This track is big for us because it’s the home of the Red Sox and our partnership with Fenway Sports Group so it would be a huge honor to be able to win there for them. Qualifying is very important. Everyone is going to be pulling out all the stops, doing every strategy trick they can and I think having a good pit stall will be important, starting up front and having clean air. If there’s a long green-flag run, you don’t want to be mired in the back going a lap down. All of that stuff comes from a good qualifying effort.”
Crew chief Chad Norris on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
“New Hampshire is a tough track and the races often come down to fuel mileage. Carl has run well there in the past, although we don’t have many great finishes there. This weekend we are taking a car that has run well for us all season and we hope to try a few things to help us in future races. ”
CARL EDWARDS enters New Hampshire Motor Speedway 15th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings. In 27 starts this season, Edwards has accumulated two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, as well as one pole.
FOR THE RECORD…In 16 NSCS starts at NHMS, Edwards has achieved two top-five and three top-10 finishes. Edwards’ best finish at Loudon is second place, captured in July of 2006.
TURNING LAPS…Edwards has completed (99.9%) of the laps he has attempted at Loudon and has led 70 laps. He has an average start of 15.8 and an average finish of 14.2.
ON THE TRACK…The No. 99 Aflac team will be bringing RK-815 this weekend to New Hampshire. This car previously ran both Pocono races finishing 11th and seventh, and Darlington where Edwards finished seventh.
REWIND, LOUDON SEPTEMBER 2011… After spending most of the race outside the top 15, Edwards made a charge at the end to break into the top 10. With the help of a few competitors running out of fuel in the closing laps, he finished the race in eighth place.