Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Carl Edwards going back to Bristol with "a better plan, a better car"

Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win this weekend at Bristol.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes:

BRISTOL: Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team head to the Bristol Motor Speedway for the second time in 2016. They won the Spring race on the 0.533-mile high banked concrete oval and Edwards has accumulated a career high four Sprint Cup Series wins there. The “Worlds-Fastest-Mile” always provides excitement and sometimes tempers flare by the end of this electrifying night race. This is why Bristol boasts being known as the last great colosseum.

EDWARDS’ STATS AT BRISTOL: In 24 starts at Bristol, Edwards has completed 11,480 of 12,027 laps (95.5 percent) and has led for a total of 978 laps. Edwards has earned four wins, six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 14.9 and his average finish is 14.2. He also has captured wins in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series on the half-mile track which puts him into an exclusive group of 26 drivers that has wins in all three series at a specific track.

RACE INFO: Bass Pro Shop NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile) begins at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 20th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
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From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Alright, we had a really fun weekend at Watkins Glen. We had some really fast racecars. We got presented with a few challenges and we responded well. The team has a week off and there’s no better place to come back to than Bristol to get back in the swing of racing. We’ve had a number of wins there. Dave (Rogers) and I and our team’s first win of the season was there. We’re going back with what we think is a better plan, a better car, and hopefully we can go qualify well again and put the STANLEY Toyota in Victory Lane. Bristol is 500 laps of insanity with the groove being up by the fence. You’ve really got to plan your passes. You’ve got to work traffic. Hopefully we can start up front, stay up front and play the game the right way. We’ve been having a lot of fun. This race is one of the ones we look forward to as an opportunity to have a good time and win another trophy before the Chase starts.”

From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers:
“We’re excited to return to the high banks of Bristol. We captured our first win of the season there and look forward to the opportunity to try to sweep the 2016 races at the famed short track and put STANLEY in Victory Lane.”.

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

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