Edwards Pocono Preview
Fastenal is sponsoring Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford Fusion this weekend at Pocono Raceway in the Sprint Cup Series.
Practice - Noon ET Friday on SPEED
Pratice - 3:30 p.m. ET Friday on SPEED
Qualifying - 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday on ESPN2
Race - Noon ET Sunday on ESPN
Carl Edwards on racing at Pocono Raceway:
“Since we just ran at Pocono I think we have a pretty good feel for what we were lacking there. We qualified really well and got hit in the first corner and fought back all day. I think we have a pretty good plan for Pocono. The race at Indy helped us try things we want to try for Pocono.”
Crew chief Chad Norris on racing at Pocono Raceway:
“I think we will have a good run at Pocono this weekend. We’re taking the same car we raced there in June. It was a fast car but they got some damage early in the race and had to play catch-up all day. We were able to try some things at Indy that I think will work this weekend, so I’m looking forward to putting Indy behind us and get a win at Pocono.”
• CARL EDWARDS will make his 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Pocono Raceway in this weekend’s Pennsylvania 400.
• STANDINGS… Edwards is currently 12th with two top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
• FOR THE RECORD… In 15 starts at the 2.5-mile track, Edwards has two wins, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He has an average start of 19.1 and an average finish of 13.6.
• ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 team will be unloading chassis RK-815 this weekend. This car was new at Darlington where Edwards finished seventh and it also finished 11th at Pocono in June.
• IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 15 races at Pocono, Edwards has turned 169 of the track’s fastest laps which is fifth highest and led a total of 212 laps (fourth highest). Edwards’ driver rating (97.1) is sixth best among active drivers.
• REWIND, POCONO, August 2011… Edwards was 10th on the final restart with 16 laps to go and was the first car with fresh right-side tires. He picked off as many positions as he could in the remaining laps and worked his way up to seventh when the checkered flag was displayed.