Thursday, November 14, 2013

Carl Edwards has Homestead-best 6.0 average finish, along with two wins

Carl Edwards has two wins at Homestead; he's 18/1 to win Sunday
Carl Edwards – Ford 400
Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 854 last ran at Charlotte
Backup Chassis: RK – 831 last ran at Kansas

Edwards at Homestead
Edwards’ average start at Homestead is 11.0, his average finish is 6.0 which is the best of all active drivers. He has also led a total of 560 laps there, the most among active drivers. He has only finished outside the top 10 twice in nine starts.

In the Loop
According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last nine races at Homestead, Edwards has turned 264 of the track’s fastest laps, spent 1,881 laps in the top 15, and has a driver rating of 119, which leads all active drivers in these categories.

The Car
The team will unload RK – 854 which last ran in the Bank of America 500 where Edwards landed his 16th top-10 finish this season.


Edwards quotes on the Ford 400:

“Ford championship weekend at Homestead has always been good to us. As a team, we’ve always been able to perform well at that race. I love going down to south Florida and I had the opportunity to meet some fire fighters and first responders at the Miami-Dade fire district at the start of the chase, so hopefully we get to have a few of those guys and girls out at the race track. Who doesn’t like to go to Florida in November? It’s a beautiful place, they make it a fun event and the race track itself has always been one of my favorite; The pavement is worn out, you can slide the cars sideways, there are three or four distinct grooves in the corners, you can ride right up by the fence or down by the bottom of the racetrack, so to drive it’s a really fun weekend. Our chase has obviously not gone the way we wanted and I don’t’ think we really have anything to lose points wise there. So for us, especially coming off such a disappointing final two laps in Phoenix, we want to wrap this season up standing in victory lane and that’s what we plan on doing. We’re going there for one thing and that’s to win.”

- Roush Fenway Racing

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