Edwards Charlotte Preview
See Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal/Copart team in the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening, Oct. 15, 2010 with race coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN2.
Carl Edwards on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
“I have been waiting to get back to Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s one of the fastest mile and a half tracks and it’s very challenging. We’ve had our ups and downs there with the Nationwide Series Car. We are testing all day Wednesday, so we should have a good idea on how we'll run there. Racing at Charlotte, especially under the lights, is very exciting. It’s especially fun racing in front of the team’s families and friends. We do have the big picture in mind, owner’s points, and this is a race we can win.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
“Charlotte is a big race, everyone wants to win at home. We’re taking the same car Carl drove a few weeks ago in Michigan. It’s been one of our strongest new Mustangs all year so I expect him to be out front in his Copart.com Ford.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week in California, Edwards finished fourth after qualifying sixth.
-CARL EDWARDS…will make his 12th Nationwide Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. In May’s start, Edwards finished ninth after starting from the pole position.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start in Charlotte is 5.4 and his average finish is 14.5. He has one Nationwide Series victory at Charlotte along with four pole awards.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 team will take chassis – RK 474 to Charlotte. This is the same chassis that was used at Michigan International Speedway earlier this season, where Edwards finished second.
-ON THE TRACK…This weekend Copart.com will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 60. To sell your cars fast, visit the Online Vehicle Auction at Copart.com.
-IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES…Roush Fenway Racing has 10 wins, 27 top-five and 42 top-10s in 79 Nationwide Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway.