Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Carl Edwards on Talladega: 'We've made huge gains with our restrictor-plate program'

Carl Edwards is 20/1 to win at MGM Resorts sports books
Carl Edwards – Camping World RV Sales 500
Team: No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 797 last ran at Daytona 500
Backup Chassis: RK – 835 last ran at Talladega

Edwards at Talladega
In his previous 18 starts at Talladega, Edwards has two top-five and five top-10 finishes. Edwards’ average start at Talladega is 14.1 and his average finish is 20.8. Edwards has completed 89.1 percent of his laps attempted at Talladega, and led 30 laps.
In the Loop
According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 18 races at Talladega, Edwards has turned 67 of the fastest laps at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Car
The No. 99 team will unload RK – 797 which is a new chassis.
Primary Sponsor Note
Subway returns to the track for its sixth and final primary paint scheme of the season.


Edwards quotes on the Camping World RV Sales 500

“We ran really well at Talladega in the spring. We were leading when it started raining and we were leading at the white flag, and we feel like we’ve made huge gains with our restrictor plate program. This is a race that we can go win and climb up some positions in the standings. It’s also a wildcard race in the Chase where anything can happen and I really believe after this race you’re going to see who the Championship contenders are. Hopefully we can get up there and get close enough to still have a shot at this. It’s a big race for Subway; we’ve always had a lot of fun with the Subway guys and hopefully we can have the same luck that we had with the Subway car earlier this year.”

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