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Fastenal Returns to the No. 99 at Michigan

Fastenal Returns to the No. 99 at Michigan

June 13, 2014

Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Fastenal Blue Team head to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend for the running of the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday at 1:00 p.m. est.

TV Schedule:

NSCS Practice - Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST on FoxSports1
NSCS Qualifying - Friday at 3:30 p.m. EST on FoxSports1
NSCS Practice - Saturday at 9:30 a.m. EST on FoxSports2
NSCS Practice - Saturday at 12:30 p.m. EST on FoxSports2
NSCS Race - Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST on TNT

ADVANCE NOTES

Pocono Recap
o Starting from the 10th-spot, the Roush Fenway Racing driver fell victim to an ill-timed debris caution on lap 59 during green flag stops which set the No.99 Kellogg’s Ford Fusion back to 15th. Crew chief Jimmy Fennig set into play a fuel strategy for the remainder of the day which would have put Edwards in contention for a solid finish. Unfortunately, the car of Kasey Kahne blew up in front of him, leaving a trail of oil which Edwards could not avoid, sending him into the wall, and ending the day in the 41st-position.

Edwards at Michigan International Raceway
o Edwards has four career wins at Michigan. Two came in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008 and 2011. The remaining two were Sprint Cup Series starts in 2007 and 2008.
o Edwards has 19 Sprint Cup starts at Michigan with an average start of 19.9 and an average finish of 8.3.
o Edwards has finished in the top-five nine times and in the top-ten 15 times.

The Car
o Primary chassis RK-897 was last run this season at Kansas, qualifying fourth and finishing in sixth.

Edwards on Michigan:
“Michigan is a special place for me. It is the sight of my first Cup race. We’ve won races there, it’s fast, it’s in Ford’s backyard and it would be a great place for us to lock up a Chase spot with a second win. I got caught up in that wreck last weekend at Pocono, it’s not what we wanted so hopefully Michigan will give us a chance to prove that we have gained a little bit of ground on our big track program.”

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