Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Carl Edwards goes for Joe Gibbs' fourth straight win

Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win at Richmond.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 XFINITY Toyota Preview
Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway

No. 19 XFINITY Toyota News and Notes:

Edwards and the 19 team are coming off their first win for the 2016 season and their second consecutive pole. They travel to Richmond International Raceway in Virginia where they are virtually locked into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Edwards has had success there and has one Sprint Cup win in 2013 and three Xfinity Series wins in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

In 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond, Edwards has completed 8,989 of 9,216 laps (97.5 percent) and has led for a total of 488 laps. Edwards has earned one win, four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 13.2 and his average finish is 14.0.

RACE INFO: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (.75-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 24th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Carl Edwards NASCAR Loop Data
· One win, four top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 14.364, seventh-best
· Average Running Position of 15.122, 11th-best
· Driver Rating of 88.3, 10th-best
· 308 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
· Average Green Flag Speed of 115.943, 11th-fastest
· 5041 Laps in the Top 15 (57.2), 11th-most
· 498 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Edwards’ 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Alright, heading to Richmond this week after a great run at Bristol. I really think that this one is going to be a lot of fun. During the test I heard that the track widened out a little bit so I’m really excited about the possibility of three different grooves there. Richmond can be a lot of fun when the groove widens out. I’ve had a lot of really great races there as a driver. The Joe Gibbs Racing team has been stellar there over the years. We’ve been running really well as a group. Every week we’ve been having fast cars. We’re excited to go battle again and have a good time. We’ve got Xfinity on the car and Xfinity has done so much in this sport it would be great to get them a win. With the X1 App and everything they offer is really amazing so hopefully we can represent them well. Our pit crew has been spectacular and that will be important at Richmond. Dave Rogers and I have been working really well together and having a lot of fun. Overall, Richmond’s a great place to go racing and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get my second Cup win there.”

From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers
: “The season is still very early and a lot can happen quickly in this sport, but I feel we’re starting to find our stride on this No.19 ARRIS Toyota race team. The folks here at JGR are building amazing racecars and our partners at Toyota are providing bullet proof power plants. As a race team, we’ve overcome adversity, we’ve led laps, we’ve captured a few poles and now we’ve won a race. All of this puts positive momentum on our side and gives us great confidence going into Richmond – another track that Carl has shown great strength at.”

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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