Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Carl Edwards has series best 9.7 average finish at Michigan

Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 Subway Toyota Preview
FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:

Edwards and the No. 19 Subway team head to the Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan where he made his first Sprint Cup Series start in 2004 on the D-shaped speedway. He finished 10th that day and has had success there, winning two Sprint Cup Series races in 2007 and 2008 and two XFINITY races there in 2008 and 2011.

In 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan, Edwards has completed 4,445 of 4,477 laps (99.3 percent) and has led for a total of 337 laps. Edwards has earned two wins, nine top-five and 16 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 17.8 and his average finish is 9.7.

RACE INFO: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (2-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 12th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
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
: “I’m really looking forward to this weekend. We get to go to a big, fast racetrack that is the site of my first Cup Series start. It’ll be fun for a number of reasons. This new even lower downforce package which I think everybody in the garage is excited to run. I’ve heard from the test that the corner speeds were down and the straightaway speeds were up so there’s going to be a little more driving involved and a little more opportunity to move around and try different things from the cockpit. That’s what I love about racing these cars so that will be fun. I also look at this track as a real test of where we’re at as a team. It’s a very fast racetrack. It’s smooth. It’s a real test of the car and how you can work with your crew chief to get the car setup. It’s a good challenge. I’ve had a lot of success here as a driver. I know how much all the manufacturers put into this race because it’s near Detroit and that would make a win really special here. We’ve had fast Toyotas all year. We ran okay at Pocono last week, but we’re hoping to step it up here in Michigan. We’ve got Subway on the car. I’ve been eating Subway sandwiches all week, so I’m filled up. It would be great to put them in Victory Lane this weekend.”

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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