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Carl Edwards Michigan Preview

Carl Edwards Michigan Preview

August 11, 2010

The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend for the running of the Carfax 250 Saturday on ESPN starting at 1 PM EST.  Live practice for the event can be seen on SPEED Friday at 2:30PM EST and qualifying also on SPEED at 10 EST Saturday morning.

QUOTES

Carl Edwards on racing at Michigan International Speedway:
“We took a big hit in the points last week, so were approaching the rest of these races as all or nothing looking for a win. Running the Mustang in Michigan for the first time would be a very special place to win. We’ve got a test day all day Thursday allowing us for time to get the car tuned in. I’ve got a feeling that the race is going to be extremely exciting with the way I believe these cars are going to race, a combination of drafting and cornering. I think it will be a great race.”

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Michigan International Speedway:
“Going into Michigan we have learned a lot about the new car. Our hope is to learn more during practice so that we can apply it and become even more competitive. It’s time to get the No. 60 back into victory lane and winning in Michigan would be great for the entire organization.”

FAST FACTS

-Fastenal...The No. 60 Fastenal will return to the track next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
-FLASHBACK…Last week at Watkins Glen International, Edwards finished 33rd after starting 4th. Due to a mechanical issue Edwards completed 25 of 82 laps.  
-CARL EDWARDS will make his sixth Nationwide Series start at Michigan International Speedway Saturday afternoon. Edwards’ next win will be his 50th in NASCAR.  
  -FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start at Michigan is 5.8 and his average finish is 19.0. Edwards won this race in 2008 after starting from the pole.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 Ford Mustang will carry the Valvoline colors this weekend. This is the second of four races that the Ford Mustang will compete in this season.
-THE CHASSIS…The No. 60 team will unload chassis-RK 474.
-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has four wins, 18 top-fives and 23 top-10 finishes in 36 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Michigan International Speedway.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend for the running of the Carfax 250 Saturday on ESPN starting at 1 PM EST.  Live practice for the event can be seen on SPEED Friday at 2:30PM EST and qualifying also on SPEED at 10 EST Saturday morning.

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