Edwards California Preview
Carl Edwards and the No. 60 team return to action this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Fastenal will serve as an associate sponsor this weekend. Friday afternoon features two practices at 2 PM and 4:30 PM EST on SPEED. Qualifying can be seen live Saturday morning at 11:30 EST on SPEED with the green flag dropping on the race at 4 PM EST on ESPN2.
Carl Edwards on racing at Auto Club Speedway:
“Racing in the Nationwide Series at California is always fun. We’ve won there before and with the way that the track changes you can run many different lines throughout the race. I believe that running the Nationwide Series race will really help me Sunday for the Cup race. Mike Beam and I have talked this week and we have a strategy in place that should work well to get our Copart Ford into victory lane.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Auto Club Speedway:
“Carl really enjoys running at California. Having raced here earlier this season, we should be able to take what we learned and have a better run. Precision in the pits will be very important for the team to stay competitive and run up front. He has a strong average finish at this track and we hope to improve on that average with a win.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week in Kansas, Edwards finished 14th after qualifying fourth.
-CARL EDWARDS…will make his 12th Nationwide Series start at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday afternoon. In February’s start, Edwards finished fourth after qualifying fourth.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start in Fontana is 10.0 and his average finish is 6.4. He has one Nationwide Series victory at Fontana along with two pole awards.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 team will take chassis – RK 685 to Fontana. This is the same chassis that was used in Charlotte and Iowa earlier this season.
-IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES…Roush Fenway Racing has six wins, 19 top-five and 30 top-10s in 49 Nationwide Series starts at Auto Club Speedway.