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Fastenal Ford at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Fastenal Ford at Atlanta Motor Speedway

September 1, 2010

Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal Ford will be in Hampton, GA this weekend for the running of the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  See live race action Saturday night at 6:30 EST on ESPN2.  Also tune into SPEED Saturday afternoon at 2:30 EST to catch qualifying.  This marks the 14th of 15 races that the No. 60 will carry the Fastenal colors with the final race coming at Kansas Speedway on October 2nd.  During the first 13 races Edwards has accumulated 1 win, 5 top fives, 8 top tens, and started from the pole twice. 

QUOTES

Carl Edwards on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
"Atlanta is definitely one of my favorite tracks. It's the place of my first Nationwide win and Sprint Cup win.  I have a lot of great memories here. It's a driver's track, which is very fast, slippery and multi-grooved. You'll see drivers using several lines. We need to stay focused and put this Fastenal Ford in victory lane."

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
“Carl has had much success in Atlanta. We are taking the same car that we won in at Gateway and finished second and fourth in California and Nashville. With consistency, I have no reason to believe that we can’t be competitive Saturday night and get Carl’s 50th NASCAR victory.”

FAST FACTS

-FLASHBACK…Last week in Montreal, Edwards finished 20th after starting fourth. Edwards led 29 laps, the most out of the field.    

-CARL EDWARDS… will make his sixth Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 2005, Edwards won this race from the pole. 
 
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start at Atlanta is 5.2 and his average finish is 8.0. Edwards has one win, three top-fives and four 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 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 five wins, 13 top-fives and 22 top-10 finishes in 32 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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