Carl Edwards – Bojangles’ Southern 500
Team: No. 99 Geek Squad Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Chassis: RK- 806 last ran in Bristol
RK – 831 backup – last taken to Kansas as backup chassis
· Edwards at Darlington
Carl Edwards will make his tenth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Darlington Raceway. He heads to Darlington second in the series point’s standings with one win, five top-five and six top-10 finishes.
· In the Loop
According to NASCAR Loop Statistics compiled over the last nine races, Edwards has turned 149 of the fastest laps at Darlington Raceway, which is seventh highest. He has completed 95.8% of the laps in his nine races, and led 94 laps.
· The Car
The No. 99 team will unload RK-806 for the weekend, which last ran in Bristol for the Food City 500.
· Primary Sponsor Note
Geek Squad returns to the track for their second primary race of the season. Edwards last ran the Geek Squad paint scheme in Richmond, where he started in 26th-place and drove to a sixth-place finish.
Edwards quotes on the Bojangles’Southern 500
“Darlington is the toughest oval we race on. It’s fast, it’s scary, you’ve got to pay attention for all 500 miles. Mentally and physically it’s one of the toughest race tracks we go to and it’s got a ton of history. A win at Darlington would be one of the most gratifying wins for a driver. We’ve been very close there, we’ve run really well. I like the race track a lot and lately we’ve been really fast. I’m excited about going there, hopefully we get on the pole and win the race and continue the run in the points that we’ve had. It’s been a lot of fun lately; Jimmy and the guys have been great and we want to keep it ”
2013 No. 99 Team
Name Duties Hometown
Darren Beach Catch Front Tire New Franklin, M.O.
Cameron Cobb Jackman Washington, I.L.
Justin Coble Spot Rear Tire Greensboro, N.C.
Richie Davis Car Chief/Grille Miami, F.L.
Greg Emmer Road Mechanic/Front Hose Allenton, W.I.
Jimmy Fennig Crew Chief Milwaukee, W.I.
Joey Fennig Windshield Harrisburg, N.C.
Jason Hedlesky Spotter Clinton, M.I.
Doug Impsen Motor Specialist/Sign Board/Spot Front Tire Pequannock, N.J.
Norm Lowe Catch Rear Tire Webster, M.A.
Zach Marquardt Road Mechanic/Tire Runner Lena, W.I.
Dave McDonald Shock Specialist/2nd Gas Man Clinton, M.I.
Ryan McCray Rear Tire Carrier Highland, C.A.
Matt Millard Truck Driver Middleton, W.I.
Jon Moore Rear Tire Changer Gainesville, G.A.
Justin Nottestad Front Tire Changer Cambridge, W.I.
Collin Pasi Front Tire Carrier Concord, N.C.
Garrett Reding Mechanic Rockton, I.L.
Nick Sandler Engineer Ashville, N.C.
Randy Seals Engineer Ashville, N.C.
Dave Smith Mechanic Baltimore, M.D.
Don Stern Mechanic Burnt Hills, N.Y.
Scott Swift Tire Specialist Kannapolis, N.C.
Shawn Ward Gas Man Hickory, N.C.
Jim Watson Catch Gas Can/Gas Runner Greenfield, W.I.