Edwards Looks to Repeat in Montreal
Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal team head north of the border this weekend as Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal hosts the Nationwide Series. Tune in to ESPN2 for practice Saturday morning at 11:30 EST and then again for qualifying at 5 PM EST. The Nationwide Series race is Sunday at 2 PM EST with live action on ESPN2.
Carl Edwards on racing at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:
“I believe that this will be a different type of race this year. With the weather looking to be nice the race will be a lot about braking. I think that many of the experienced road course racers are going to be very tough this year. This was a real exciting race for me last year and I look forward to coming back again this year to one of my favorite tracks. The feeling was amazing last year, taking my victory lap around the track hearing all of the cheers from the stands. The fans in Montreal are amazing and I would love to share that experience again with my team and everyone at Fastenal.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:
“We’ve had some success with our road course program this season, each time we keep on learning and building. Montreal is a flat track with slower corners in comparison to Road America and Watkins Glen. Carl won here last year and since he’s such a great road course racer, I think we have a good shot to win again this year.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week at Bristol, Edwards finished fifth after starting 10th. Edwards led a total of 9 laps.
-CARL EDWARDS… will make his fourth Nationwide Series start at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Edwards is the defending champion after beating out Marcos Ambrose with a last lap pass to take the checkered flag.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start at Montreal is 11.7 and his average finish is 12.3. Edwards has one win, one top-five and two top-ten 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 489. This is the same chassis that the team won with here last year and won earlier this season at Road America.
-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has one win, one top-five and three top-10 finishes in 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.