|Carl Edwards is 8/1 to win Sunday at Loudon, NH.|
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.
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.”