Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Carl Edwards: "I love the Phoenix race track"

Carl Edwards is 12/1 to win at Phoenix on Sunday.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview
Quicken Loans for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes:

Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team head to the Phoenix International Raceway for the final race in the Eliminator Round in NASCAR’s Playoffs, the Chase for the SprintCup. Edwards has had success on the one-mile oval and is currently seeded fifth in the driver’s points, one seat outside the final four positions. Jeff Gordon is locked in and there are only three positions up for grabs. The team’s goal is to win the race and lock into the Championship race in Homestead-Miami.

EDWARDS’ STATS AT PHOENIX: In 22 starts at Charlotte, Edwards has completed 6,655 of 6,945 laps (95.8 percent) and has led for a total of 387 laps. Edwards has two wins, and has earned seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 12.8 and his average finish is 12.3. He also has four XFINITY wins there in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
RACE INFO: Quicken Loans for Heroes 500 at Phoenix (1.0-mile) begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 15th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
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Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedEarningsAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Going out to Phoenix. I love the Phoenix racetrack. It’s a lot of fun. It’s a really neat racetrack. It’s the site of my first pavement race, the Copper World Classic in 2001, so for me it’s always special to go back to Phoenix. We had a good solid run at Texas. Unfortunately, we are on the outside looking in, but it is such a close race from second to fifth that we really feel like if we go and we perform the way we have been, we can get a win and lock ourselves in for Homestead. We have a lot of confidence and we are faster and faster as the season goes on. We just have to go give it our best, hope that things go our way. We’ve got Stanley on the car. Everybody at Stanley Black and Decker has been amazing to work with. It would be so cool to put them in Victory Lane and head to Homestead for a run at the championship. My guys have been amazing on pit road. Darian’s (Grubb) been calling amazing races on the box and Jason’s (Hedlesky) been doing a great job on the spotter’s stand. We’ve just got to go have a good time out there in the desert.”

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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