Fastenal Ford at O'Reilly Raceway Park

Fastenal Ford at O'Reilly Raceway Park

July 21, 2010

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is in Indianapolis this weekend at O'Reilly Raceway Park for the running of the Kroger 200 benefiting Riley Hospital for Children.  The race is Saturday at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN with practice and qualifying also Saturday at 11:45 AM and 5 PM respectively on ESPN2.  Carl Edwards and the No. 60 team look for their third win of 2010.

Carl Edwards on racing at ORP:
“After winning in four different series at ORP, this track is really special to me. I’ve won in a Baby Grand car, a USAC Silver Crown car, a Camping World truck series entry and a Nationwide Series car. I’ve spent some of my best nights of racing at ORP. The first time I walked in there and ever saw the place, I walked in the gate near turn one and I saw the Silver Crown cars running so fast. The first thought that came to mind was…oh man that looks crazy. To be coming back there Saturday night as the defending race winner means a lot to me. Hopefully we can have a good run at what I think is one of the greatest race tracks in the country.”

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at ORP:

“ORP is the same type of track that every Saturday night racer cuts their teeth on.  It has a couple different lines and is pretty worn out.  Getting your car to roll through the middle and then have good forward drive are the two main areas to focus on to run up front at ORP.”


-FLASHBACK…Last week at Gateway, Edwards finished 1st after starting 8th. Edwards has now won three times at Gateway International Raceway.  

-CARL EDWARDS will make his sixth Nationwide Series start at O’Reilly Raceway Park Saturday night. 
-FOR THE RECORD…Edwards’ average start at ORP is 23.0 and his average finish is 9.2. He has had two top-five finishes and three top-ten finishes and one victory.

-THE CAR…The No. 60 Ford Fusion will carry the Fastenal colors this weekend.

-THE CHASSIS…The No. 60 team will unload chassis # RK-686, the same car that Edwards drove earlier this season in Richmond, finishing fifth.

-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has two wins, nine top-fives and 13 top-10s in 18 Nationwide Series starts at O’Reilly Raceway Park. Carl Edwards is the defending race winner. 

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