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Edwards Looks for Improved Performance at Martinsville

Wednesday October 24, 2012

 

Carl Edwards – NSCS MARTINSVILLE ADVANCE

Team:           No. 99 Geek Squad/West Coast Customs Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:   Chad Norris

Chassis:       RK-815    Last ran Loudon, finished 19th

 

                                     

Edwards, NSCS at Martinsville Speedway:

Date        Event                                S        F        Laps           Led       Status             Money

4-1-12       Goody’s Fast Relief 500   28       11       515/515        0         Running        $124,451

10-30-11  Tums Fast Relief 500        1*        9         500/500       28        Running        $123,916

4-3-11       Goody’s Fast Relief 500   23       18       499/500        3         Running        $119,816

10-24-10   Tums Fast Relief 500       7         8         500/500        0         Running        $117,773     

3-29-10     Goody’s Pain Relief 500   13       8         508/508        0         Running        $118,723

10-25-09   Tums Fast Relief 500       29       20       501/501        0         Running        $122,256

3-29-09     Goody’s Pain Relief 500   5         26      498/500        0          Running        $120,856

10-19-08   Tums Quickpak 500         4         3        504/504        0         Running         $145,850

3-30-08     Goody’s 500                   27        9        500/500        0         Running         $123,775

10-21-07   Subway 500                    20       11       506/506        0         Running           $82,275

4-1-07       Goody’s 500                    9        17       500/500        0         Running           $82,050

10-22-06   Subway 500                    27       12       500/500        0         Running           $90,250

4-2-06       Direct TV 500                 15        16       500/500        0         Running           $89,100

10-23-05   Subway 500                   18        26       499/500         0         Running           $82,650

4-10-05     Advance Auto Parts 500  36       38        321/500        0         Running           $81,875    

10-24-04   Subway 500                    22       24       500/500         0         Running           $92,042

 

*starting position based on points

 

                           Races         Wins    Top-5s     Top-10s      Poles      Led            Money          

Cumulative             16                 0        1              5               0           31            $1,717,658

 

 

QUOTES

Carl Edwards on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

I am pretty slow at Martinsville. We have just been terrible there the last couple of years. The test in August helped a little bit. I think we have a better game plan there and if we can get a top five at Martinsville and run up front all day that would be a huge step forward for us. I think that 2013 test helped a little bit and it is time for us to have a good run. I think Chad and all the guys are working really hard on it.” 

 

Crew chief Chad Norris on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville has always been a challenge for us so I know it won’t be an easy weekend.  We’ve got a good car and if we can get it to turn through the center, and remind Carl to be patient so he saves his brakes, then hopefully we can come out of there with at least a top-10 finish."

 

 

FAST FACTS

  • Carl Edwards enters Martinsville 14th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings.  He has earned three top-five, 13 top-10 finishes and one pole this season.
  • FOR THE RECORD… In 16 starts at the 0.526-mile track, Edwards has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. His average start is 17.8, and his average finish is 16.0.  Edwards has completed 97.7 percent of his laps in Cup competition attempted there.
  • IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 16 races at Martinsville, Edwards has turned 110 of the track’s fastest laps, spent 4,116 laps in the top 15, and has led 31 laps there. 
  • ON THE TRACK… The No. 99 Geek Squad Team will unload RK-815 for the weekend. Edwards last raced this car at Loudon last month where he finished 19th.
  • REWIND, MARTINSVILLE, OCTOBER 2011… Although he started on the pole based on points, he was scored a lap down twice during the race.  With timely cautions resulting in two lucky dog awards, Edwards was able to break into the top 10 with 17 laps to go and ultimately finish ninth.

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