Edwards Finishes 14th in Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kansas. (Oct. 2, 2010) – Starting from the fourth position, Edwards struggled with a free car in the corners and a tight car in the center. For roughly the first 50 laps Edwards drove the Fastenal Ford between the fourth and sixth position. By lap 50, he was able to move into the fourth position.
On lap 56 Edwards made a green flag pit stop for four tires, fuel, and a wedge adjustment. He would start fifth on the restart.
Unfortunately ten laps later Edwards got loose, hitting the outside wall to bring out the first caution of the afternoon. The entire Fastenal team went into action repairing left side damage on the No. 60. As the team finished the repairs, Edwards beat the pace car staying on the lead lap. He pitted a second time to look underneath for damage. Edwards beat the pace car for a second time staying on the lead lap. On lap 70, racing resumed and Edwards was in 20th position.
On lap 76 the second caution of the race came out and Edwards came back down pit road to meet his crew where they made another repair to the left front fender and performed a track bar adjustment. On the restart Edwards started 20th.
Crew chief, Mike Beam called for Edwards to come down pit road one more time for the team to make adjustments to the left side of the car caused from the earlier incident. When racing resumed, Edwards was scored in 21st.
Unfortunately, Edwards battled a wounded race car for the remainder of the race and through five more cautions. He was able to get back into the top-10 for a few laps, but finished on the lead lap in 14th place. Joey Logano went on to win his second Nationwide Series event of 2010.
Next Saturday, the Nationwide Series returns to California for the final time this season. Catch all of the action on ESPN2 Saturday, October 9, starting at 4:00 p.m. ET.
The next time the No. 60 will carry the Fastenal paint scheme is the first race of the 2011 season at Daytona International Speedway when Carl Edwards will pilot the No. 60 Fastenal Ford Mustang.