Thursday, July 14, 2016

Phoenix, Richmond runs suggest success at NHMS for Edwards

Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win Sunday at Loudon, NH.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 SportClips Toyota Preview
New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

No. 19 SportClips Toyota News and Notes:

· NEW HAMPSHIRE: Edwards and the No. 19 team will have SportClips on board and head to New Hampshire for the first time in 2016. 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.” The No. 19 team had a very good 2015 in Loudon sweeping both Poles and finishing in the top-10 both times with a fifth and a seventh.

· EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS: In 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire, Edwards has completed 6,876 of 6,879 laps (100 percent) and has led for a total of 108 laps. Edwards has earned three top-five and seven top-10 finishes there. His average start is 13.7 and his average finish is 13.3.

· RACE INFO: New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile) begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 17th. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
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Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
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From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Alright, it’s New Hampshire. It’s been kind of a hit and miss track for me finish wise throughout my career, but we’ve had some really good runs, and last year we were really fast there. I’m excited to go back with our Sport Clips Camry. The race track is deceptively difficult. It’s a pretty technical track. It really requires on the edge driving the whole time. You’ve got to communicate with your crew chief well to get the car tuned right. When it’s good, it’s good. When it’s bad, it is a frustrating place. So hopefully we can manage it well. Another fun thing for me about New Hampshire is that I’ve got a lot of friends up there. All the folks from Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, I’ll get to hang out with them. A little bit of short track racing and then hopefully we can cap the day off with a lobster dinner. That would be nice. I also got to spend a little time up in the area in Boston. Got a tour of the USS Constitution, and spent a little time with the folks from the track and some fans. Overall I’m excited to be back. Hopefully we can get to Victory Lane for the first time in a Cup car this weekend. After our second place run last week, that would be great.”

From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers:
“New Hampshire is a special place to me – I can remember sitting in the stands watching Joe Nemechek and Dale Earnhardt battle side by side in 1992 Xfinity race. I was 18 years old and so desperately wanted to be in the infield instead of in the grandstands. I think of those days every time I return to that speedway and I realize how Blessed and fortunate I am to realize that childhood dream. I return to my “home track” this year with Carl Edwards and the #19 SportClips team. Carl and I have both been part of race winning teams at the Xfinity level in New Hampshire, but neither of us have picked up that big lobster on Sunday. This entire team is motivated to change that this weekend.”

No. 19 Sport Clips/ 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

About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 20 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,500 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2016 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “haircuts with heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has given almost $4 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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