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Edwards Phoenix Preview

Edwards Phoenix Preview

November 10, 2010

The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Phoenix for the second to last race of the 2010 season, Carl Edwards and the No. 60 team are defending race winners in the desert and will look to take the momentum from last weeks victory in Texas to the track this weekend.  Fastenal will serve as an associate sponsor during the race weekend with practice Friday at 12:00p and 3:30p EST on SPEED and live qualifying Saturday at 12:00p EST also on SPEED, then tune to ESPN2 at 4:00p EST for the running of the Wypall 200.

QUOTES
Carl Edwards on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"Our Copart team is coming off a spectacular win in Texas. That's exactly what we need to do. We need to take the momentum into Phoenix and Homestead and win the next two races. Phoenix is an excellent track for us and we have had a lot of success there. The plan is to go there and win."

Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

“Carl won the race in Phoenix last fall. After coming off the win in Texas, the team has great moral and energy to be even more competitive. With accurate pit stops we should have the perfect combination to help get us into victory lane Saturday.”


FAST FACTS

-FLASHBACK…last week in Texas, after leading 59 laps Edwards went to win. This victory makes his 50th career NASCAR win. 

-CARL EDWARDS…will make his 12th Nationwide Series start at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday. In April, Edwards finished sixth after starting from the pole position.
 
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start in Phoenix is 6.8 and his average finish is 6.5. He has three poles and three wins at Phoenix.

-THE CAR…The No. 60 team will take chassis RK-674 to Phoenix. This is the same chassis that Edwards ran earlier this season at Gateway, Dover and Bristol.  

-ON THE TRACK…This weekend Copart.com will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 60. Visit Copart.com to bid on exclusive Carl Edwards memorabilia including the motorcycle he won earlier this season at Road America.    

-IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES…Roush Fenway Racing has seven wins, 19 top-five and 33 top-10s in 48 Nationwide Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway.

-FASTENAL...The next time Fastenal will be the primary sponsor of the No. 60 will be in Daytona on February 19th.

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