Carl Edwards New Hampshire Preview

Carl Edwards New Hampshire Preview

September 18, 2014


o Chicagoland Recap
o Edwards started in third, but got tight across the center and very loose off within the first 16 laps. Crew Chief Jimmy Fennig and the Fastenal crew tried air, shim and wedge adjustments to tighten their Ford Fusion, but unfortunately he started dropping back and ran between 14th and 22nd the majority of the race.  When the checkered flag flew, Edwards crossed the start/finish line in 20th place.

• Edwards at New Hampshire
o Edwards is still looking for his first victory at New Hampshire, with a career-high finish of second in 2006.
o Edwards has 20 Sprint Cup starts at the mile track with an average start of 15.2 and an average finish of 13.8
o He has one Nationwide Series win there in 2006.

• The Car
o Primary chassis RK-874 was last run in 2014 at Dover, starting in the 29th spot and finishing 14th. 
o Backup chassis RK-886 was last brought to Richmond in 2014 and started 10th and finished 22nd.

Edwards on New Hampshire
"I'm going to New Hampshire with the Aflac Ford. We struggled at Chicago, but we stayed inside the top 12 for points. We're gonna focus on getting a good qualifying position, starting up front and hopefully building on Ricky Stenhouse's good run at New Hampshire in one of our Roush Fenway Fords last time we were there. We feel like our short track program, our flat track program is one of our strong points, so hopefully we can go have a good solid run. We already have one win with the Aflac Ford so it will be fun to see those folks again. It's always good to go to New Hampshire with the Fenway Sports group with all that they put into our team. To represent them up there is an honor."

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