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Carl Edwards Looks to Advance at Dover

Carl Edwards Looks to Advance at Dover

September 26, 2014
Friday, September 26 
11 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice, FOX Sports 1
3:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN2

Saturday, September 27
 11 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice, FOX Sports 1
Noon, NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 2
2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, FOX Sports 2

Sunday, September 28
1 p.m., NSCS Countdown, ESPN
2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Dover, ESPN

ADVANCE NOTES

 

  • New Hampshire Recap
  • Edwards started eighth, but ran the majority of the race between 10th and 17th and was fighting an ill handling car that was tight in the center and loose in turn three.  Crew Chief Jimmy Fennig and the Aflac team tried several adjustments and strategies throughout the 317-mile race, but when the checkered flag flew he crossed the start/finish line in 17th

 

  • Edwards at Dover
    • Edwards has one Sprint Cup Series victory there in 2007.
    • He has three Nationwide Series wins there in 2007 and both 2011 races.
    • Edwards has 20 Sprint Cup starts at the mile-track with an average start of 15.3 and an average finish of 10.2

 

  • The Car
    • Primary chassis RK-921 was last run in 2014 at Pocono, starting in the 26th spot and finishing 29th.
    • Backup chassis RK-897 was last used for Michigan test in 2014.

 

Edwards on Dover:

“Dover, this weekend, is the most pressure we’ve had all year. All the guys from eighth on back are gonna be battling it out for those final four spots that transfer to the next Chase rounds. It couldn’t be a better track for us. Roush Fenway Racing runs well there. I’ve got four wins across two series. We just came off of a pretty good test. We feel we’re prepared. The Fastenal team is prepared to go out there and perform flawlessly, challenge for the win and move on to the next round. This new Chase format is definitely making this the most important this Dover race has ever been. There’s a lot of guys in that position so this is gonna be a great race.”

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