Edwards Gateway Preview
Carl Edwards and the No. 60 team head to Gateway International Speedway this weekend for their final trip to the 1.25-mile oval track in Madison, IL. Practice can be seen on ESPN2 Friday at 4:30 EDT, with qualifying Saturday morning at 10:30 EDT. Live race action starts Saturday afternoon at 3:00 EDT also on ESPN2.
Carl Edwards on racing at Gateway International Raceway:
“I can't wait to get back to Gateway International Raceway. There is no other track like it. It has a long straightaway and turn 4 is a blast. I consider it my home track and I will have a lot of friends and family there and I want to give them a great show. We had a big win there earlier this year and this race is going to be spectacular. We will be flying in from Martinsville and it's going to be close. This will be the last race at Gateway and a win there would mean the world. We are determined to get our Ford Fusion back into Victory Lane there and win Gateway's last race!”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Gateway International Raceway:
“We are bringing the car we won earlier this year at Gateway and we have the goal to repeat a win. Gateway International Raceway is close to home for Carl and he will have lots of friends and family there. That always adds a little incentive. It's a unique and fast track and should be a fun race. It's the last race there and this Copart team would love nothing better than to get Carl and the team into Victory Lane.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week in Charlotte, Edwards finished 13th after qualifying 11th.
-CARL EDWARDS…will make his eighth Nationwide Series start at Gateway International Raceway Saturday. In June’s start, Edwards won after starting eighth.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start in Gateway is 8.6 and his average finish is 7.6. He has three Nationwide Series wins at Gateway. Oddly enough, he has achieved one win every even year of his Nationwide Series competition; 2006, 2008 and 2010.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 team will take chassis – RK 674 to Gateway. This is the same chassis that Edwards won in at Gateway earlier this season.
-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 four wins, nine top-five and 16 top-10s in 21 Nationwide Series starts at Gateway International Raceway.
-FASTENAL...The next time Fastenal appears as the primary sponsor on the No. 60 Ford is at Daytona in February, for every event Fastenal remains an associate sponsor.