Edwards Texas Preview
The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Texas for the running of the O’Reilly Challenge on Saturday at 12:00 PM EST on ESPN2. Practice can be seen today at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM EST on SPEED.
Carl Edwards on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
“At this point in the Nationwide Series, we are just out for wins. We had one of our best performances on a 1.5 mile track earlier this season at Texas, until we experienced a part failure. Texas is one place that we’ve been looking forward to coming back to and riding strong. I’m ready to win and get Copart in victory lane.”
Crew chief Mike Beam on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
“Our Copart.com Ford Fusion will be very fast and I am confident we can run in the front all night. At Texas you need good aerodynamics and we have to take care of our equipment. I’m hopeful to build on what the team started here in the spring.”
-FLASHBACK…Two weeks ago at Gateway International Raceway, Edwards finished fifth after qualifying 11th.
-CARL EDWARDS…will make his 12th Nationwide Series start at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday. In April’s start, Edwards finished 30th due to a mechanical issue.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start in Texas is 8.7 and his average finish is 13. He has one pole at Texas and is still waiting for his first Nationwide Series victory.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 team will take chassis RK-427 to Texas. This is the same chassis that Edwards ran earlier this season at Las Vegas, Texas, Darlington, Nashville and Chicago.
-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 four wins, 20 top-five and 34 top-10s in 57 Nationwide Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway.
-FASTENAL…The next race Fastenal appears as the primary sponsor of the No. 60 will be in Daytona on February 19, 2011.