Charlotte II: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway: "The last three weeks we've been competitive at the intermediate tracks. We've been working on some things. We're going to apply that to Charlotte. We had a fourth-place finish there last ...

Carl Edwards on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway:
"The last three weeks we've been competitive at the intermediate tracks. We've been working on some things. We're going to apply that to Charlotte. We had a fourth-place finish there last spring. Hopefully we'll run well this weekend in front of the home crowd. Historically we're really good on the intermediate tracks. Hopefully we have another good run and we can move up in the points."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway:
"Lowe's is a good track for us and I feel like we have what we need to have a strong run. We are taking the same car that we raced there in May and finished fourth with it. We've made some pretty good progress on our intermediate-track program in the last few weeks. Most of our teams have all had good runs recently, but not always good results to show for it though. We are all working together to strengthen our teams and get back into position to win some races before the season ends. We've gained three positions in the points the last two weeks, so we plan to keep that momentum going."

FAST FACTS

*Carl Edwards enters the NASCAR Banking 500 eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, 192 markers behind point leader Jimmie Johnson. In 30 starts this season, Edwards has accumulated seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.

*FOR THE RECORD...Edwards will make his 10th Cup start at Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous starts, Edwards has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. His average start is 19.8, and his average finish is 10th. Edwards has completed 3150 of 3168 (99.4%) of laps attempted at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Of the 3150 laps Edwards has completed, he has led 34 of them.

*Edwards' best finish at LMS is third place, captured twice - once in May of 2005 and again in May of 2006.

*In the LOOP... According to NASCAR's Loop Statistics compiled over the last nine races at Lowe's, Edwards has turned 62 of the track's fastest laps, spent 1741 laps in the top 15 and led a total of 34 laps. Edwards' driver rating is seventh best among active drivers.

*ON THE TRACK...The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-636 to LMS. This chassis last raced in the Coke 600 at Lowe's in May. Edwards started 19th and finished fourth in that race.

*REWIND, CHARLOTTE 2008...Until the October 2008 race, Edwards had completed all but one lap he had attempted in Cup competition at LMS. No. 99 Ford Fusion first experienced tire troubles, then ignition problems that would leave them several laps down in that race.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
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