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Edwards Looks for His First Win at the Brickyard

Edwards Looks for His First Win at the Brickyard

July 24, 2014

Carl Edwards enters the weekend sixth in the series points’ standings.  This season, Edwards has two wins, four top-five, and eight top-10 finishes.  Edwards will make his tenth Cup start at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.  In his previous starts, Edwards has one top-five and three top-10 finishes.  In 2013 Edwards finished 13th after starting third. 

TV Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 25:

ON TRACK
--11:35 a.m.-1 p.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1

SATURDAY, JULY 26:

ON TRACK
--9-10:50 a.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, ESPN2
--2:10 p.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN

SUNDAY, JULY 27:

ON TRACK
--1 p.m. ET: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 At The Brickyard (160 laps, 400 miles), ESPN

ADVANCE NOTES 

·         New Hampshire Recap

o   After starting 14th Carl Edwards ran in the top 20 for most of the race, but was able to capture a 13th place finish on the 1-mile oval.  

·         Edwards at the Brickyard

o   Edwards is still looking for his first victory at the Brickyard, with a career-high finish of second in 2008.

o   Edwards has 9 Sprint Cup starts at the 2.5-mile track with an average start of 19.9 and an average finish of 13.2

 ·         The Car

o   Primary chassis RK-910 was last run in 2014 at Charlotte, starting in the 22nd spot and finishing fourth. 

o   Backup chassis RK-904 was last brought to Charlotte in 2014 as the back-up car.

Edwards on the Brickyard:

“The Brickyard is the most famous racetrack on earth.  It’s hallowed ground and just to be able to drive on the track is very special.  We have been very close to winning at the Brickyard; we have qualified well and finished second there in 2008.  I know for all the guys on the team this would be one of, if not the biggest race we could win of the year.  Hopefully we can get the car set up right.  It is a rectangular track and not a true oval with four distinct corners, very tough to pass, takes a lot of focus, the speeds are very high and qualifying is very important.  If we can get the whole package together we can get our Fastenal Ford in victory lane.  It would be huge.” 

 

 

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