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2013 Kansas: Carl Edwards NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Apr 17, 2013 - 05:26 PM
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2013 Kansas: Carl Edwards NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview


Carl Edwards – STP 400

Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion

Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig

Chassis: RK-808 last ran in Las Vegas

RK – 831

 

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ADVANCE NOTES

· Edwards at Kansas

Edwards will make his 12th Cup start at Kansas Speedway this weekend. In his previous starts, Edwards has four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. His average start is 18.5 and his average finish is 10.8. His best finish (second) came in 2008.

· In the Loop

According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 11 races at Kansas, Edwards has turned 115 of the track’s fastest laps which is fifth highest, spent 1740 laps (66.5%) in the top 15 (ninth highest) and led a total of 72 laps (ninth highest). Edwards’ driver rating (95.1) is sixth best among active drivers.

· The Car

The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-808 to Kansas. This chassis last ran in Las Vegas where Edwards took the Aflac Ford to a fifth place finish.

· Primary Sponsor Note

Aflac returns to the track for their second primary race of the season. Aflac was last seen in Las Vegas with RK – 808 which is also running in Sunday’s STP 400.

QUOTE WORTHY

Edwards quotes on the STP 400

“There would be nothing better than winning in Kansas. That race track means a lot to me. Our team tested there a couple weeks ago. It went pretty well, but it was only our team, so we really don’t know how we stack up, but it’s lightning fast. I think we were 207 or 209 miles an hour at the end of the straightaway there at Kansas, which was really good and really fast. I’m excited to go back there. It’s amazing how much that area has built up and how much is going on there. It’s a neat place and I’ve got a lot of family and friends coming, so that would be huge to win there in the Aflac Ford.”

2013 No. 99 Crew

Name Duties Hometown

Darren Beach Catch Front Tire New Franklin, M.O.

Cameron Cobb Jackman Washington, I.L.

Justin Coble Spot Rear Tire Greensboro, N.C.

Richie Davis Car Chief/Grille Miami, F.L.

Greg Emmer Road Mechanic/Front Hose Allenton, W.I.

Jimmy Fennig Crew Chief Milwaukee, W.I.

Joey Fennig Windshield Harrisburg, N.C.

Jason Hedlesky Spotter Clinton, M.I.

Doug Impsen Motor Specialist/Sign Board/Spot Front Tire Pequannock, N.J.

Norm Lowe Catch Rear Tire Webster, M.A.

Zach Marquardt Road Mechanic/Tire Runner Lena, W.I.

Dave McDonald Shock Specialist/2nd Gas Man Clinton, M.I.

Ryan McCray Rear Tire Carrier Highland, C.A.

Matt Millard Truck Driver Middleton, W.I.

Jon Moore Rear Tire Changer Gainesville, G.A.

Justin Nottestad Front Tire Changer Cambridge, W.I.

Collin Pasi Front Tire Carrier Concord, N.C.

Garrett Reding Mechanic Rockton, I.L.

Greg Rimmer 2nd Truck Driver Charlotte, N.C.

Nick Sandler Engineer Ashville, N.C.

Randy Seals Engineer Ashville, N.C.

Dave Smith Mechanic Baltimore, M.D.

Don Stern Mechanic Burnt Hills, N.Y.

Scott Swift Tire Specialist Kannapolis, N.C.

Shawn Ward Gas Man Hickory, N.C.

Jim Watson Catch Gas Can/Gas Runner Greenfield, W.I.

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