|Carl Edwards is 12/1 to win at Phoenix this weekend.|
Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway
No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes:
Edwards travels to Phoenix International Raceway for the second of NASCAR Goes West races running the Stanley colors for the first time in 2016.
Edwards has had a lot of success with two Sprint Cup Series wins in 2010 and 2013 at the 1-mile track. He also has had strong runs there in the XFINITY Series capturing four wins in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
In 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at Phoenix, Edwards has completed 6,874 of 7,164 laps (96 percent) and has led for a total of 387 laps. Edwards has earned two wins, seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 12.4 and his average finish is 12.3.
RACE INFO: The Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile) begins at 12:30 p.m. MT on Sunday, March 13th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards: “Heading to Phoenix with the Stanley Toyota Camry. It will be our first Stanley race this year. We couldn’t be going to a better race track. I like Phoenix. It’s a special place to me. It’s the site of my first pavement race in the USAC Silver Crown Series, which was a big turning point in my career. I have had a lot of success there in multiple series. I’ve had some really great races and a lot of fun at Phoenix. We tore up two race cars at Vegas, so a lot of guys in the shop and a lot of time on the road getting cars fixed and moved around and headed out west. The good side of that is that I got to know my guys a lot better working with them more this last weekend at Vegas. The bad side it is more time and more effort for everyone. We have a great group and as frustrated as we were after Vegas everybody is really excited to go to Phoenix, so we’ll just go out there and have some fun. It’s a very unique racetrack. It’s got two completely different corners and then that back straightaway is unlike anything we’ve got in this sport. You get to dive down on the apron. You just have to decide whether it’s worth it to slam your racecar down on the ground. At least there are options there. We’ll go out there and have a good time.”
From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers: “Phoenix is the first race that Stanley will serve as the primary partner on the 19 team this season. I know they are extremely excited about this program and we look forward to representing them well. Carl has two cup wins at Phoenix – we’d like to make it three.”
- Joe Gibbs Racing