|Edwards' Phoenix win makes him a contender this week|
Team: No. 99 Frosted Flakes Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 857 – Last ran in Loudon
Backup Chassis: RK – 826 backup last ran in Texas
Edwards will make his 19th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Richmond International Raceway this weekend. This season he has one win, seven top-five, 12 top-10 finishes and one pole. He is fourth in the series points’ standings.
Edwards has three top-five and nine top-10 finishes at Richmond. He has led 442 laps and completed 96.9 percent of the laps he has attempted at the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval. His average starting position at Richmond is 12.6 and his average finish is 14.4.
The team will unload RK – 857 which last ran in Loudon where Edwards came in eighth place and landed his tenth top-10 finish.
Kellogg’s will run Frosted Flakes as their primary paint scheme for the second and final time this season.
Edwards quotes on the Federated Auto Parts 400
“Going into Richmond locked into the Chase is a huge relief for us. I know how stressful that race can be and how stressful it will be for a number of the guys in the field. We’ve run really well there lately and have really fast race cars so, just like Bristol and Atlanta, we feel like we can go there and have a really good shot at winning the race. I like the race track because it’s the perfect mix of high speeds and short track racing; there are multiple grooves, it’s really fun to drive on. But the real story is the Chase and who’s going to be in it, and it’ll be interesting to watch that, Even from the driver seat I think a lot of the drivers and the crews will be watching that race just like the fans to see who gets in.”
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