Kentucky Preview and Meet Carl Contest

Kentucky Preview and Meet Carl Contest

June 9, 2010

The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to action Saturday at Kentucky Speedway  Qualifying is live on ESPN at 4 PM EST with the race following at 730 PM EST.  Fastenal will serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 60 once again this weekend, returning as the primary paint scheme next weekend at Road America on June 19th. Have you registered for your chance to meet Carl Edwards, visit to learn more.



Carl Edwards on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“I’m very excited about going to Kentucky Speedway.  It’s a very special track to me.  It’s the site of my first win in NASCAR competition.  I won a Craftsman Truck Series race there and it’s always great to go back.  I have also won a Nationwide race there, but the past few years we have struggled.  It’s an awesome race and a fun track.  We are coming off a great race in Nashville and we feel good about Kentucky.  We have with us this weekend for the first time and I am very excited about that.  It would be great to get them into victory lane.”


Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“We are coming off of a solid run in Nashville last week where we were able to learn some things. RK-427 is a great chassis that has provided for some good finishes for us. We have worked on it hard to prepare it to run up front all afternoon Saturday. It would be great to capture a win here where Carl has won before.”




-FLASHBACK…Last week in Nashville, Edwards finished 2nd after starting 7th. 


-CARL EDWARDS will make his 6th Nationwide Series start at Kentucky Speedway. 
-FOR THE RECORD…Edwards’ average start in Kentucky is 9.4, his average finish is 22. In 2005 Edwards won in his first Nationwide Series start at Kentucky after starting from the pole position.


-THE CAR…The No. 60 Ford Fusion will carry the colors of, AOL’s flagship sports site. Fastenal will return to the No. 60 next week at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.


-THE CHASSIS…The team will go into Saturday with chassis RK-427, the same car that the No. 60 team ran in Las Vegas earlier this season and finished third. The car has also run in Darlington and Texas.


-ROUSH FENWAY RACING…has one win, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes at Kentucky Speedway in 16 Nationwide Series starts.

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