Fastenal Ford at Chicagoland Speedway
The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to action at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL Friday night at 7:30 EST on ESPN. Carl Edwards will take to the track in the No. 60 Fastenal Ford for the eighth time this season as he looks to pick up another win in the Fastenal paint scheme. Practice can be seen on SPEED at 11 a.m. EST, with live qualifying at 4 p.m. EST also on SPEED.
Carl Edwards on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:
“We’ve been running very well, we just have to keep working. Really, we have to perform perfectly because we really don’t have anymore points to give up. We have to hope for the No. 22 team, who is leading the points right now, to make some mistakes. This is really a pivotal point of the season as far as a championship is concerned. Chicago is a place that we feel we are really strong at and we can go there and hopefully turn the tide of this championship by winning another race for Fastenal.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:
“I am looking forward to getting back to my home state in our No. 60 Fastenal Ford Fusion. The Nationwide Series field is getting more competitive every week so we have to bring our best this weekend in Chicago. Carl has never won at Chicago so I am sure he is hungry for a win. We have been in contention for wins every week as of late and I am confident we can do the same this weekend.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week in Daytona, Edwards finished 11th after starting 11th. Edwards led two laps in the NASCAR debut of the Ford Mustang.
-CARL EDWARDS will make his sixth Nationwide Series start at Chicagoland Speedway Friday night.
-FOR THE RECORD…Edwards’ average start at Chicagoland is 5.0 and his average finish is 9.6. He has had two top-five finishes and three top-ten finishes including two pole awards.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 Ford Fusion will carry the Fastenal colors this weekend. The last time Fastenal was on the car was at Road America, where Edwards went on to win from the pole position.
-THE CHASSIS…The No. 60 team will unload chassis # RK-427, the same car that Edwards drove earlier this season in Las Vegas, Texas, Darlington and most recently, finished second in at Kentucky.
-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has eight top-fives, 13 top-10s and two poles in 26 Nationwide Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway