CARL EDWARDS SCHEDULED TO RACE SILVER CROWN CAR AT IRP Concord, N.C. (July 2, 2005) -- In addition to racing the No. 60 Charter Ford in the Busch Series race at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP) and the No. 99 AAA Ford at the famed Indianapolis ...
CARL EDWARDS SCHEDULED TO RACE SILVER CROWN CAR AT IRP
Concord, N.C. (July 2, 2005) -- In addition to racing the No. 60 Charter Ford in the Busch Series race at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP) and the No. 99 AAA Ford at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 6 and 7, Carl Edwards announced today that he will also pilot the No. 191 Silver Crown* car at the J.D. ByRider 100 Thursday night, August 4 at IRP. Edwards will race the Ford powered No. 191 Silver Crown car for R.E. Technologies Racing, a team owned in part by Edwards and Roger Johnson.
"Carl Edwards has made his way to the top by hard work," said Johnson. "That work ethic makes him a great partner for R.E. Technologies Racing and our team members."
Team manager Chris Santucci echoed Johnson's sentiment by saying, "Carl is the top driver in the country. He is a good fit for our team. I don't think you could ask for anyone better than Carl to have on the ownership side of our team."
Edwards is excited to reunite with the team out of Memphis, Tenn. for the third time in his career. It's an opportunity to race in a series that Edwards deems up and coming.
"The Silver Crown Series has produced some of the greatest drivers and they have a really rich history." Edwards continued, "When I was little I thought, 'man, those are neatest cars' then I had the opportunity to race them and it was awesome. I'm excited about the future of the Silver Crown Series. I think the new car design and the new venues they will be racing at will really spark a new found interest in the series. It's really an exciting time because I think they are on the verge of exploding in popularity and exposure and I'm just grateful to be a part of that."
Edwards raced twice for Johnson and the team in 2004 with his best finish coming at Phoenix when he finished ninth. This time out, Edwards will not only drive for the team, he will be a part owner, an endeavor that he welcomes.
"Roger and Chris and all the guys at R.E. Technologies are awesome," said Edwards. "They are great people and fun to be around. They definitely have what it takes to win races. I think their talent and equipment coupled with a Ford powered engine will make for a great combination at IRP. I'm really proud to be a part of this team."
This will be Edwards's sixth career start in a Silver Crown car at the ..686-mile oval. His best finish in the series at IRP came in 2003 when he finished third and went on to win in the No. 99 Superchips F-150 the following night. Edwards made his first career start in the Silver Crown Series in 2001 at Phoenix International Raceway. This was also his first career pavement race. Edwards went on to run five of the seven pavement races that year and made five starts the following year in 2002 before joining Roush Racing.
About R.E. Technologies Racing
R.E. Technologies Racing currently prepares the No. 35 car of Jerry Coons Jr., the No. 135 car of Boston Reid and the No. 191 car of Carl Edwards. For more information on Carl Edwards/R.E. Technologies Racing and sponsorship opportunities with the race team, please visit their website at www.retechracing.com.
About Roush Racing
For more information on Carl Edwards, the No. 60 Charter and the No. 99 AAA team log onto www.roushracing.com.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia Mich., based Roush Industries that operates ten motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards; and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.