Carl Edwards Heads to Kansas Looking for a Homecoming Win
Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Fastenal Blue Team are at Kansas Speedway for the running Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at 2:00 p.m. EST on ESPN. Edwards enters the Contender round looking to advance to the Eliminator round with a victory over the next three races or staying in the top eight in points.
Friday, October 3
1 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, FOX Sports 1
4 p.m., NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice, ESPN2
5:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN2
Saturday, October 4
11 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice, FOX Sports 1
2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, FOX Sports 2
Sunday, October 5
1 p.m., NSCS Countdown, ESPN
2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Kansas, ESPN
• Dover Recap
o Edwards started out fighting a loose car for the first 100 laps, but Jimmy Fennig and the Fastenal crew were able to get their Ford tightened up and were very competitive at the end of the 400-mile race. Edwards and the Fastenal team finished 11th. They advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and the points reset.
• Edwards at Kansas
o Edwards is still looking for his first victory at Kansas, which he considers his home track.
o His career-high finish there is second in 2008 when he slapped the wall in a monster move trying to pass Jimmy Johnson for the win.
o Edwards has 14 Sprint Cup starts at the 1.5-mile track with an average start of 15.6 and an average finish of 10.5.
o Captured a Camping World Truck Series win there in 2004.
• The Car
o Primary chassis RK-927 was last run in 2014 at second Michigan race, starting in the 19th spot and finishing 10th.
o Backup chassis RK-897 was Backup for second Dover race.
Edwards on Kansas
“So there’s no bigger race in the season than Kansas for me. This race is important for two reasons. Number one, we need to win it so we can advance to the next round and not have to worry about Charlotte and the one that everyone’s worrying about Talladega. But for me, it’s the closest race to home. I have a lot of family and friends coming. They’re not just family and friends, but people who help me in my career and that I wouldn’t be driving this race car if it weren’t for them. So it’s a very special race. There’s not only a lot of pressure, but there’ a lot of excitement and I’m really looking forward to it.”