Fastenal Ford at Watkins Glen
Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal team return to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Practice can be seen live on ESPN2 Friday at 2 PM EST, with qualifying Saturday morning at 9 AM EST also on ESPN2. The live race coverage begins at 1:30 PM EST on ESPN as Edwards looks to make it three in a row on road courses.
Carl Edwards on racing at Watkins Glen International:
“We have won the last two road races in the Nationwide Series. We are taking the same car that we ran at Road America and the guys have been working hard on it. It would mean a lot to me to get a win there and keep the streak going, but the competition is going to be tough. The one thing about the Watkins Glen Nationwide Race is that it is one of the longest races of the year. It tends to be really hard on the overall equipment and car. It’s a tough race that I’m excited to be in for Fastenal.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Watkins Glen International:
“Carl is a great road course racer and I think he has a great shot at winning in Watkins Glen. The Glen is fast and has a lot of corners with slight banking. With the changes that we’ve been making on the car, I think we can have a solid chance at taking our Fastenal Ford into victory lane Saturday.”
-FLASHBACK…Last week at Iowa Speedway, Edwards finished 10th after starting 16th.
-CARL EDWARDS will make his sixth Nationwide Series start at Watkins Glen International Saturday afternoon. Edwards’ next win will be his 50th in NASCAR.
-FOR THE RECORD… Edwards’ average start at Watkins Glen is 15.6 and his average finish is 19.6. In last year’s race, Edwards finished third.
-THE CAR…The No. 60 Ford Fusion will carry the Fastenal colors this weekend. Watkins Glen is the second road course of the season for the Fastenal team, followed by Montreal in three weeks.
-THE CHASSIS…The No. 60 team will unload chassis-RK 489, the same car that Edwards won in at Road America earlier this season and at Montreal last season.
-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has three top-fives and seven top-10 finishes at Watkins Glen. The road course is one of only four active Nationwide Series tracks that the organization has yet to win at.