Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Carl Edwards to lean on teammate Denny Hamlin at Martinsville

Carl Edwards is 25/1 to win STP 500
Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview
STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:

Martinsville Speedway is the smallest track on the NASCAR circuit nestled is the mountains of southern Virginia. Statistically it has been a tough track for Edwards, but he’s been continually getting better on the paperclip track. With the support of his JGR teammates, he expects to keep improving and be in the hunt for their unique Grandfather Clock trophy.

In 21 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville, Edwards has completed 10,351 of 10,534 laps (98.3 percent) and has led for a total of 31 laps. Edwards has earned one top-five and five top-10 finishes there. His average start is 15.5 and his average finish is 16.1.

RACE INFO: The STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 29th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5
PolesLaps LedEarningsStartAvg. Finish
Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
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From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“We’re headed to Martinsville with the ARRIS Toyota. The JGR cars as a group ran really well at California, so that was a good day for us as a team. Now we go to a race track that’s not been a great race track for me. This is the one that’s been on my calendar for a long time. I’ve been very excited to go to Martinsville in a JGR Camry and to be able to lean on my teammates, specifically Denny (Hamlin). He’s helped me. I’m going to hold him responsible for whatever happens here. We’re really just going to have a good time and to learn and to have a solid run. I made it hard on us last week with putting us in a backup car. I was really proud of how my team rallied and never quit. And this week we just want to make the most of what we can with make no mistakes. That’s our mission.”

From the Pit Box:
Darian Grubb:
“I’m really looking forward to getting to Martinsville. It’s one of my favorite tracks to go to after the last couple years there with Denny Hamlin. Being my hometown track about forty miles away to my hometown, I’ve spent a lot of time there eating a lot of hotdogs. I want to go up there and have a really good run with Carl and get our short track program started off right. I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait to get up there and see all the friends and family.”

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