Carl Edwards Michigan Advance
• Watkins Glen Recap
o After surviving eight cautions, Edwards found himself in the catbird seat directly behind Marcos Ambrose and A.J. Allmendinger for the final restart. Edwards drove his No. 99 Cheez-It Ford hard, but as the checkered-flag flew with cars wrecking behind him, he captured his fifth top-five of the season and finished fifth.
• Edwards at the Michigan
o Edwards has two wins at Michigan in the Sprint Cup Series in 2007 and 2008.
o Edwards 9 Top-five finishes. His average finish is 9.0 out of 20 starts.
o Edwards has two Nationwide Series wins in 2008 and 2011.
• The Car
o Primary chassis RK-927 is a new chassis.
o Backup chassis RK-904 was last brought to Pocono in 2014 as the back-up car.
Edwards on Michigan:
“Our first trip to Michigan this year didn't go very well. Everyone at Roush Fenway Racing has taken the initiative to dig down and work as hard as we possibly can. The guys have been working long hours. The engineers have come up with new ideas. We've tested and we're hoping to come back to Jack Roush's and Ford's backyard and perform the way we know we can this weekend. This race is really important to us for a number of reasons. It's our home track as a team. Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse both still have an opportunity to get into the Chase. Our 99 team wants all the bonus points we can get. We have Ford EcoBoost on the car which I am very proud to represent that brand. We have one goal: to go win this race.”