Edwards Pocono Preview

Edwards Pocono Preview

July 30, 2012

Fastenal is sponsoring Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford Fusion this weekend at Pocono Raceway in the Sprint Cup Series.

Television Schedule:

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.”
Fast Facts
• 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.

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