Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Carl Edwards can race worry-free this week at Phoenix

Edwards is 12/1 this week; lost in March by 0.001 of a second.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview
CAN-AM 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes:

PHOENIX: Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team head to the Phoenix International Raceway with a lot off their shoulders after winning Texas and locking themselves into the “Championship 4” at Homestead-Miami. Edwards has had success on the one-mile oval and is going there with only one goal and that is to win.

EDWARDS’ STATS AT PHOENIX: In 24 starts at Charlotte, Edwards has completed 7,187 of 7,477 laps (96.1 percent) and has led for a total of 452 laps. Edwards has two wins, and has earned eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes there. His average start is 12.0 and his average finish is 11.8. He also has four XFINITY wins there in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

RACE INFO: CAN-AM 500 at Phoenix (1.0-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ETon Sunday, November 15th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
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From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Phoenix is going to be a lot of fun. I love racing there and for us it’s one last week to just go have some fun, hopefully get another trophy and prepare for Homestead. Texas was the biggest win of our season and coming off of that we are really looking forward to going to Phoenix and just focus on getting another win. Phoenix is a special track for me. It’s the first place I ever raced on pavement. A lot of great runs there and a lot of wins. Very close race in the spring. That last lap was a blast. We’ll go there and have some fun. It’s a one mile tough track. Really takes communication between the driver and crew chief. Dave Rogers and I have been working on that a lot. Excited to get there and go racing.”

From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers:
“That past two weeks has been an incredible journey for our No.19 JGR Toyota team. We were on the outside looking in after Martinsville, but secured our spot in NASCAR’s championship round by winning in Texas. The Texas win permits us to go to Phoenix pressure free, but the goal for Phoenix remains the same – capture another win. We look to improve on our spring performance by a few feet. “

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