|Carl Edwards has won 3 times at Texas; he's 20/1 this week|
Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 831 Last ran at October Texas test
Backup Chassis: RK – 861 Last ran at Kansas
Edwards at Texas
o 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 14.1 and his average finish is 14.4. He is one of only two drivers to win both the spring & fall events in the same year at Texas.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics, Edwards ranks fifth in laps led with 493 in the past 17 races. He has also turned 346 of the track’s fastest laps, which is third best. He has a driver rating of 98.1, sixth best among active drivers, and spent 4,243 laps in the top 15 (74.6%) which is fourth best.
The No. 99 team will unload RK – 831 which was last used for the test at TMS earlier this month. Before that, it last ran at Indianapolis.
Primary Sponsor Note
Aflac will return to the track for their fifth and final primary paint scheme. In their previous four primaries, Edwards has led Aflac to two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Edwards quotes on the AAA Texas 500:
“We had a great test at Texas Motor Speedway, we’re hoping to go there and get a victory for Aflac. We’ve had a lot of luck and I love racing there; it’s a fast race track with a lot of character. The race track has aged quite a bit and the tires seem to work really well there, it can race three different grooves. At this point in the season it’s just about wins for us. We want go into these last three races with all the stops pulled and hopefully we can get some victories.”
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