Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Carl Edwards looks to keep Gibbs roll going at New Hampshire

Carl Edwards is 12/1 this week at New Hampshire.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 SportClips Toyota Preview
Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (September 22, 2015) – Continuing their support of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and growing their brand with Carl Edwards, Sport Clips has expanded their partnership with JGR and Edwards. They have added two more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races with Edwards and the No. 19 team at the second New Hampshire and Kansas races. They were the primary sponsor for the earlier race in New Hampshire and have had the second Texas race projected on their schedule.

“I’ve had a really great time working with the folks at Sport Clips and I’m excited that they will be a big part of our Chase,” stated Edwards. “I will be driving the No. 19 Sport Clips Camry at New Hampshire and Kansas in addition to the previously scheduled Texas race. After spending a little bit of time in Las Vegas with all the Sport Clips associates this year, it will be a lot of fun to represent them at those races. Sport Clips, for me, they make something that a guy doesn’t always look forward to, a haircut, they make it fun. They are a lot of fun to have at the race track as well. I had a great time hanging out with them at Darlington getting to know everybody and hopefully we can take some more victory lane photos together.”

No. 19 SportClips Toyota News and Notes:
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Edwards and the No. 19 SportClips team head back to New Hampshire for the second time in 2015. Edwards is still looking for his first win there, but has finished as high as second in the early race in 2006. He also had an XFINITY win in 2006 on “The Magic Mile.” Earlier this year he won the pole and finished seventh.
EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS: In 22 Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire, Edwards has completed 6,576 of 6,579 laps (100 percent) and has led for a total of 89 laps. Edwards has earned two top-five and six top-10 finishes there. His average start is 14.2 and his average finish is 13.6.
RACE INFO: Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 27th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.
Edwards’ 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish
Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
”We are headed to New Hampshire and we are coming off a great first week of the Chase. I am really proud to have Sport Clips on board. They have been great to work with. Everyone at Sport Clips has been a huge part of our season. We are headed back to a track at which we qualified first last time and we had a JGR car in Victory Lane, so we feel really confident about our speed there. It’s one of the races in the Chase that I’ve been looking forward to. It’s a tough racetrack, everything has to be perfect. It’s a cool track and it’s tough because it’s pretty simple and it’s flat. To be outstanding there your car has to be perfect. You have to drive it very well and you have to have great strategy. I’ll really lean on Darian (Grubb), the engineers and my pit crew this week. They had a huge impact on the finish at Loudon last time. Darian and the guys have been working really hard and I feel like this is one of our opportunities to get a win in the Chase.”

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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