Kansas: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Kansas Speedway: "Kansas takes everything. It takes a good engine, good qualifying effort and pit crew. The biggest thing I think it takes is a crew chief that understands how to make that car work through a long run ...

Carl Edwards on racing at Kansas Speedway:

"Kansas takes everything. It takes a good engine, good qualifying effort and pit crew. The biggest thing I think it takes is a crew chief that understands how to make that car work through a long run there. So much happens at Kansas. The cars get tight, or they get loose in and you've got to really have a good crew chief. Fuel mileage is going to be key, too. I was fortunate to win the truck race there at Kansas. That was a huge victory and to win the Cup race would be unbelievable."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Kansas Speedway:

"We are taking the same car we ran at Indy and Michigan to Kansas. It was a new car at Indy and we've had success with it both times it has run this year. We hope to come out of Kansas with at least a top-five finish. That has been our goal in the Chase is to finish top five in every race. So far we are only 50 percent since we didn't get the finish in Loudon we wanted, but Dover was pretty good. It would mean a lot to Carl to get a win at his home track."

The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-695 to Kansas. Edwards raced this chassis most recently at Michigan in August where he finished third. He also raced it at Indy in July and finished seventh.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards