Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Carl Edwards and new crew chief Darian Grubb ready for Sprint Unlimited

Edwards takes over No. 19 JGR ride; he's 12/1 to win Sprint Unlimited
Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview
Sprint Unlimited at – Daytona International Speedway
No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:

Edwards will embark on his inaugural season at Joe Gibbs Racing and with crew chief Darian Grubb starting with the Sprint Unlimited. The No. 19 team has high expectations for Daytona and 2015, and they believe this race will set the tone. Edwards is still looking for his first career Sprint Cup Superspeedway win and hopes the change to JGR will produce his first one.

This year, the starting line-up for the Sprint Unlimited will be determined by a random draw. The race will consist of 75 total laps and will be broken down into two segments with the competition caution coming out after lap 25. A total of 25 drivers are eligible for this year’s event.

In eight Sprint Cup Series starts at the Sprint Unlimited, Edwards has completed 513 of 603 laps and has led for a total of 82 laps. Edwards has earned two top-ten finishes and has started from the pole twice in 2010 and 2013 at the prestigious Florida track.

The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile Tri-Oval) begins at 8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 14th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Edwards’ Career Sprint Cup Series Stats for the Sprint Unlimited:
Date          Event                         S           F          Laps                Status
2006       Budweiser Shootout             11           16           72/72                     running
2008       Budweiser Shootout             20           12           70/70                     running
2009       Budweiser Shootout             11            7           78/78                     running
2010       Budweiser Shootout               1           17           74/76     
2011       Budweiser Shootout               3           21          27/75                     crash
2012       Budweiser Shootout             11             9           82/82                     running
2013       Sprint Unlimited                     1           12           75/75                     running
2014       Sprint Unlimited                     7           13           35/75                     crash
Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards
: “The Sprint Unlimited is going to be a pretty exciting way for us to start off our year. We all have really high expectations. Darian and the team are all pumped and ready to go. It’ll be the first race for ARRIS in NASCAR, so that’ll be big. I’ve run pretty well at this track, well actually no, I’ve been pretty poor at this race to be honest. We’ve had a couple crashes there, so we’ve got to change that. We’re definitely gonna go for it and have some fun. To start with the No. 19 team in Victory Lane would be huge!”

From the Pit Box:
Darian Grubb:
“I think the biggest thing about the Unlimited right now is probably just the anxiousness of wanting to get on the track, put the headsets on for the first time and do the normal race weekend. It’s just a matter of getting the kinks worked out and getting out there and getting rid of the butterflies after the first run. Once that’s done, we’re hoping to be stepping up our performance and being competitive right off the bat. Obviously, the way the system is now, we want to go win Daytona and put ARRIS in Victory Lane.”

No. 19 ARRIS Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:
No. 19 A TEAM
Edwards, CarlDriverColumbia, MO
Grubb, DarianCrew ChiefFloyd, VA
Sherrill, WesleyCar ChiefRobbinsville, NC
Furino, JohnMechanicEast Meadow, NY
Welty, TroyMechanicManchester, PA
Kerlin, SeanMechanicMarysville, PA
Beckman, MattEngineerGlenview, IL
Noll, JoshEngineerSouthampton, PA
Bible, DrewShock SpecialistColdwater, MI
Ferris, KerryTire SpecialistPerry, NY
Hess, JerryHauler DriverConestage, PA
Hodel, FrankHauler DriverBlythe, CA
Hedlesky, JasonSpotterClinton, MI
Ritchie, SteveEng Tuner – TRDJonestown, PA
No. 19 B TEAM
Burklin, TreyJackmanCharlotte, NC
Harris, KevinFront CarrierSanford, FL
Peterson, TomPit SupportBurnett, WI
Purcell, KennethGas ManSavannah, GA
Robinson, ClayFront ChangerSimi Valley, CA
Ver Meer, MattRear CarrierMontezuma, Iowa
Wolfmeir, KipRear ChangerKingdom City, MO
Parrish, AnwarPit SupportShelby, NC
Surface, BenPit SupportPulaski, VA

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