Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Carl Edwards excited heading to Martinsville as point leader

Carl Edwards is 40/1 to win Sunday at Martinsville
Carl Edwards – STP 500 ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK-866
Backup Chassis: RK-874
Twitter: @99_RFRracing


Edwards at Martinsville Speedway

o Edwards is heading into Martinsville as the points leader and is looking to capture his first win at the half mile track
o Edwards has 19 Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway with an average start of 17.4 and an average finish of 15.8
o Edwards has finished in the top five one time and in the top ten five times

The Car
o Primary chassis RK-866 was last run in November 2013 at Phoenix, finishing 21st
o Backup chassis RK-831 was last used in 2014 as a primary at Phoenix, finishing 8th

o 2014 marks Fastenal’s sixth year with Roush Fenway Racing and third year in the Sprint Cup Series.
o Edwards earned Fastenal its first victory in 2010 at Road America in the NNS.
o Make sure to follow @FastenalRacing for updates on Carl Edwards and the No. 99 team.

Edwards on Martinsville:
“We are going into Martinsville as the points leader, which is huge. The Fords have been really strong, and we are hoping to turn a corner at Martinsville. We’ve always had a little bit of trouble there. We have struggled at Martinsville, it’s a tough place. It looks like there might be a little bit of weather there on Friday. We are in the best position we can be if it does happen to rain out qualifying, being in the points lead. Overall, it is nice to go there with a win and to be in the points lead because we can go and have some fun. That place really is fun when the car is good. It’s a crazy race track, the fans fill it up because they know it’s a wild race. The last restart is always insane. At this point, the way that the season is going, anything can happen. A clock would be nice. I’d like it because I need a win at Martinsville, everybody else would like it because I’m always late.”

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