Carl Edwards Begins Chase as Seventh Seed
• Richmond Recap
o Edwards started from 10th position and fought a very tight Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Ford Fusion the entirety of the 400 laps on the .750-mile D-shaped oval at Richmond International Raceway. The crew made several wedge and trackbar adjustments, and made two strategy wave around calls to gain a couple laps back, but to no avail. Edwards ended up four laps down in 22nd position when the hard fought race ended.
• Edwards at Chicagoland
o Edwards is still looking for his first victory at Chicagoland, with a career-high finish of third in 2007.
o Edwards has 9 Sprint Cup starts at the 1.5-mile track with an average start of 13.9 and an average finish of 16.0
• The Car
o Primary chassis RK-910 was last run in 2014 at the Brickyard, starting in the 18th spot and finishing 15th.
o Backup chassis RK-927 was last run in Michigan in 2014, starting in the 19th spot and finishing 10th.
Edwards on Chicagoland
“We’re heading to Chicago to start the Chase. We had a good test there. We ran fifth in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, so hopefully it’s a good race. It’s gonna be crazy. We’ve got three races to seal our chances to win the Chase. Hopefully, we’ll have a good run. It would be nice to get a win for Fastenal right off the bat so we don’t have to worry about making it to the next round.”