Edwards Kansas Advance
October 1, 2010Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal Ford return "home" for the running of the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Edwards a Missouri resident considers the Kansas City, KS track tops on the list of NASCAR venues. Practice can be seen live on SPEED at 3 and 6 PM EST on Friday, with live race action Saturday afternoon at 3 EST. This marks the final event where Fastenal will be the primary sponsor of the No. 60, returning next spring in Daytona for the first race of the 2011 season. In the previous 14 races Edwards has accumulated 1 win, 6 top fives, 9 top tens, and started from the pole twice.
Carl Edwards on racing at Kansas Speedway:?"Kansas is the closest I get to racing at home and personally a win there would be like winning the Daytona 500. Mike Beam has provided great leadership and our team has rallied behind him. I think we have a great package going into this weekend and I am excited to run up front and challenge for a win.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Kansas Speedway:?“Carl has been really focused on our Nationwide program and making it better every week. We have a veteran crew, good equipment and a solid race strategy for this weekend. We are taking the same car that won at Gateway, so we will be very competitive on Saturday afternoon.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week in Dover, Edwards finished third after starting third.
-CARL EDWARDS… will make his fifth Nationwide Series start at Kansas Speedway and his 29th of the season.? ?-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start at Kansas is 7.8 and his average finish is 16.4. Edwards has one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 Ford Fusion will carry the Fastenal colors this weekend.
-THE CHASSIS…The No. 60 team will unload chassis-RK 375. This is the same car the No. 60 team ran in California, Nashville and St. Louis. They finished fourth, second and first, respectively.
-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has one win, 11 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 26 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kansas Speedway.