Edwards Looks for First Cup Restrictor-Plate Win at Talladega

Carl Edwards – NSCS TALLADEGA ADVANCE

Team: No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Chad Norris


American Muscle

Chassis: RK-792 Last raced in the Daytona July; finished 6th

Edwards, NSCS at Talladega Superspeedway:

Date Event S F Laps Led Status Money

5-6-12 Aaron’s 499 7 31 142/194 0 Accident $130,546

10-23-11 Good Sam Club 500 9 11 188/188 1 Running $128,866

4-17-11 Aaron’s 499 20 6 188/188 8 Running $159,141

10-31-10 Amp Energy 500 23 17 188/188 1 Running $115,371

4-25-10 Aaron’s 499 15 11 200/200 0 Running $134,123

11-1-09 Amp Energy 500 10 14 191/191 2 Running $139,431

4-26-09 Aaron’s 499 16 24 187/188 2 Accident $139,506

9-5-08 Amp Energy 500 12 29 173/190 2 Accident $120,075

4-27-08 Aaron’s 499 11 40 153/188 0 Running $125,725

10-7-07 UAW-Ford 500 31 14 188/188 0 Running $89,325

4-29-07 Aaron’s 499 16 42 27/192 0 Engine $84,630

10-8-06 UAW-Ford 500 17 9 188/188 0 Running $102,025

4-30-06 Aaron’s 499 3 8 188/188 7 Running $118,975

10-02-05 UAW-Ford 500 10 5 190/190 2 Running $128,475

5-1-05 Aaron’s 499 21 32 166/194 0 Running $93,325

10-3-04 EA Sports 500 25 42 122/188 0 Engine $94,477

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

Cumulative 16 0 1 4 0 25 $1,904,016

Carl Edwards on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“This package seems to make it a little harder to bunch up and partner up. It will keep us, I think, in a big group. I am torn on that. It is worse because you have a better chance of being involved in somebody else’s wreck but it is more fun and I guess fun is why we do this anyway. I think it is going to be as good as Talladega can be. I haven’t won a restrictor-plate race in the Cup series yet so this would be a great place to do it.”

Crew chief Chad Norris on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

“Talladega is challenging for a crew chief because so much of it is out of our control. We do the best we can to get the car handling well and create a smart pit strategy, but most of this race depends on the driver and the spotter. It’s always a tense race for everyone involved. We’re taking the same car we raced at Daytona in July so we know it’s a pretty good car. Now all we need is some luck on our side to stay out of trouble.”

Fast Facts

CARL EDWARDS is currently 14th in the Sprint Cup point standings. He has achieved three top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, along with one pole this season.

FOR THE RECORD… In his previous 16 starts at Talladega, Edwards has one top-five and four top-10 finishes. Edwards’ average start at Talladega is 15.4, his average finish is 20.9. Edwards has completed 88 percent of his laps attempted at Talladega, and led 25 laps.

ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 Subway team will be unloading chassis RK-792 this weekend at Talladega. This car ran at Daytona in July where Edwards finished sixth.

REWIND, TALLADEGA OCTOBER 2011… After spending the entire race in the back of the field with Roush Fenway teammate Greg Biffle, Edwards avoided the accidents and surged to the front with two laps to go for an 11th-place finish.


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