Carl Edwards NNS Preview
Carl Edwards on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
“Brad and I are having a great series points battle right now. The team is taking the same Fastenal Ford Fusion that has been fast for us at other 1.5 mile tracks. These guys have really been working hard on a lot of different aspects of the team. Hopefully we can come out of Texas with the points lead. I know that Drew and the guys are looking forward to the best.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
“Texas is a fast race track. It takes strong horsepower, good aerodynamics, and a good setup to get around this track fast. It has some bumps and abrasive asphalt that makes for a fun and challenging race. We are taking RK-427 to Texas, where it was last raced at Vegas. Since then we have worked on it hard to prepare it to run up front all afternoon Saturday.”
-MAKING HIS MARK…With six consecutive top 10 finishes this season, Edwards is the only driver to have all top 10 finishes so far in 2010. After winning the pole last week, Edwards looks to Texas for his first season Nationwide Series win.
-FLASHBACK…Last week in Phoenix, Edwards finished sixth after sitting on the pole for the first time in 2010
-CARL EDWARDS will make his 11th Nationwide Series start at Texas Motor Speedway in the O’Reilly 300 Saturday.
-FOR THE RECORD…Edwards’ average start in Texas is 9.2, his average finish is 11.3. In 2008, Edwards sat on the pole in Texas.
-ON THE TRACK…This weekend Fastenal will be back on the No. 60. Carl will spend a few minutes Saturday morning with many of the Fastenal VIP guests, customers and employees.
-IN THE SPRINT CUP SERIES…Carl Edwards has won three times at Texas Motor Speedway. He has the most wins of any Sprint Cup Series driver.
2010 No. 60 Racing Team
Drew Blickensderfer Decatur, ILL
Seth Barbour Chattanooga, TN
Heath Landis Forest City, NC
EC Nichols Detroit, TX
Brett Ragan Unadilla, GA
Kenny DeGuisto Garland, TX
Jay Maybry Camp Bello, SC
Bennie Stevens Hampton, TN
Justin Edgell Salisbury, NC
Troy Cupples Normal, IL
Jason Hedlesky Clinton, MI
Tom Hatcher Middleburg, FL
Frank Brassfield Fort Walton Beach, FL
Jeremy Neeley Trenton, GA
Michael Smith Hiddenite, NC
Dale Hoffman Allentown, PA
Jon Moore Gainesville, GA
Darren Beach New Franklin, MO