Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Carl Edwards looking forward to Monster Mile at Dover

Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win Sunday at Dover.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview
AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes

DOVER: Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team, the Ace Hardware Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals team up with John Hopkins Children’s Hospital this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. If Edwards wins at Dover International Speedway, STANLEY will donate $1 million to CMN Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. Regardless of the race’s outcome, the “Racing for a Miracle” program with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation will pledge $100,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It’s a total contribution to CMN Hospitals of more than half a million dollars since the program started.

EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS: In 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover, Edwards has completed 9,104 of 9,209 laps (98.9 percent) and has led for a total of 536 laps. Edwards has earned one win, eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 14.6 and his average finish is 10.8.
RACE INFO: AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 15th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:
Driver – Carl Edwards Crew Chief – Dave Rogers Car Chief – Eric Phillips
Engineer – Lee Hallman Engineer – Kenny Oates Tire Specialist – Jamie Turski
Mechanic – Zack Miller Mechanic – Jerad Hewitt Mechanic – Joe Florelli
Engine Tuner – James Dudley Spotter – Jason Hedlesky Shock Specialist – Ron Denton
Jackman – Trey Burklin Front Tire Changer – Clay Robinson Rear Tire Changer – Kip Wolfmeir
Pit Support – Matt Tyrrell Front Tire Carrier – Kevin Harris Rear Tire Carrier – Matt Ver Meer
Pit Support – Ben Surface Gasman – Kenneth Purcell Truck Drivers – Kyle Bazzell & Jeff Icenhour

From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Alright, Dover is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. It gives the highest sensations of speed. I learned today that Dover is Dave Rogers’ favorite racetrack. We head there looking for a win and it would be a huge win because of what STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation have put on the line. If we win the race they’re going to donate a million dollars to the Children’s Miracle Network and the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. So is this a huge opportunity for us to do something really cool for a lot of people with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation. We’ve been running well. We’ve had fast cars. We had a long tough night at Kansas but we didn’t quit. We fought the entire race and we dug for everything we had and we came home with a respectable finish. We’ll take that and the win by Kyle Busch and say that it was a good night overall for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). I really think the way all of our JGR Toyotas have been running, and the way that Martin Truex, Jr. has been running, it’s going to be a really fun weekend. I think we’re going to have to beat our teammates to win the race. So I look forward to going to Dover. The race itself is a really tough one. You have to stay focused the entire time because of the high speeds in the corners and the difficulty of that racetrack. It’s a pretty intense four hundred laps. It’s a really fun place to win. Hopefully we can do it for our team, but more importantly do it for STANLEY and the kids.”

From the Pitbox:
Dave Rogers:
“Dover is one of my favorite tracks on the circuit. This is a track that the drivers really have to attack, but the Monster Mile can bite back at any time – it makes for an exciting race. But as if that wasn’t enough, our partners at STANLEY Black and Decker upped the ante and have pledged to donate one million dollars to the Ace Foundation / Children’s Miracle Network if we put the yellow No. 19 in victory lane. I always enjoy racing at Dover, but now we’re racing for an even greater cause – this is going to be fun!”

About Stanley Black & Decker:

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more.

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