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Carl Edwards Atlanta Preview

Carl Edwards Atlanta Preview

August 29, 2014

ADVANCE NOTES

 

  • Bristol Recap
  • Edwards qualified third in his Ford Fusion for the second week in a row. While fighting a very tight condition through nine cautions, he ran in the top-10 the majority of the 500-lap race. When the checkered flag flew, Edwards and the No. 99 Fastenal team were able to capture a solid seventh-place finish and their 10th top-10 of the season. 

 

  • Edwards at Atlanta
    • Edwards had his first Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series wins sweeping the weekend in 2005.  He also won the second race there in 2005, sweeping the season.
    • He won the fall race in 2008.
    • Edwards has 16 Sprint Cup starts at the 1.5-mile track with an average start of 9.8 and an average finish of 15.2

 

  • The Car
    • Primary chassis RK-880 was last run in 2014 at Kentucky, starting in the 14th spot and finishing 17th.  
    • Backup chassis RK-904 was last brought to Fall Bristol in 2014 as the back-up car.

 

Edwards on Atlanta:

"Atlanta is our last shot before the Chase to work on our mile and a half program. I love racing in Atlanta. It's fun, the track's got character, and it's fast. For me it's a special place considering both my first Nationwide win and first Cup win came at that track. It's a Subway weekend which is always fun. The Subway folks always make sure we have a good time and we have great food. So for us it's an opportunity to do three things; to win the race to get some bonus points, to learn for the Chase and to just have a little bit of fun before the real pressure of the Chase starts."

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