Edwards Finishes Eleventh at Dover
DOVER, Del. (May 15, 2010) – Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal team tamed
“The Monster” throughout the race in Dover this afternoon. Qualifying
fourth for the Nationwide Series race, Edwards managed to run in the top
10 the majority of the afternoon. After what is starting to become the
“typical” green-white-checkered finish, Edwards ran to an 11th place
finish today. Edwards managed to keep his fourth place rank in series’
Edwards advised his crew on lap 13 that his Ford Fusion was too loose on
entry in the rear and slightly snug in the center. On lap 34, the first
caution of the day flew and Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer advised the
crew on upcoming changes that they would make to the No 60. Edwards
navigated his Ford down pit road from the sixth position. Stopping in
the stall the Fastenal team went to work taking 1 ½ rounds out of left
rear wedge, adding fuel and putting on four fresh tires. This fast 12.6
second stop contributed to Edwards restarting in the fourth position.
By lap 57 Edwards stated that the car was getting better, and he was
able to pass Greg Biffle for sixth position. The second caution flag
flew on lap 80 and Blickensderfer advised Edwards to pit for
adjustments. The Fastenal crew flew into action taking air out of both
left side tires, taking the track bar down ½ round, and adding four
tires and fuel. After this 14-second stop Edwards took the restart in
the fourth position.
On lap 104 the caution flag flew once again, using strategy,
Blickensderfer made the call for Edwards to stay out. Taking the green
on lap 109 he was running in the third position. The team’s next stop
was on lap 151 for fuel and tires plus one round down on the track bar.
Edwards exited the pits in seventh position. Just over 10 laps later
Edwards radioed in saying that the car just did not have a lot of grip.
Edwards’s final stop came on lap 193 where he pitted from eighth
position for air and wedge adjustments plus four tires and a splash of
fuel. Shortly after this stop, the field came off turn four for their
fifth restart of the day when the No. 20 and No. 21 tangled causing a
multi-car wreck on the front stretch. Edwards was able to maneuver
around the wreck keeping the No. 60 Fastenal Ford clean. After a brief
break in the action while crews cleared the track of debris, the field
finally ran to the end where Kyle Busch took the checkered flag.
Next week Edwards and the No. 60 team will head to Daytona International
Speedway where they will be testing the new Nationwide Series cars.
Nationwide Series competition will resume in two weeks as we head home
to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Catch all of the action on ABC Saturday May
29 starting at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Season Summary After 11 of 35 Races
Points: 1546 Wins: 0 Top 5: 5 Top 10: 8
Top Five - Race Summary
1. Kyle Busch
2. Ryan Newman
3. Jamie McMurray
4. Reed Sorenson
5. Jason Leffler
Tech-Net Auto Service 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5 Mile Quad-oval)
Saturday, May 29, 2010