Kansas: Carl Edwards preview

QUOTES Edwards on racing at Kansas: "I'm really excited to race at Kansas this week. It's my hometown track so it will be neat having so many family and friends there. I think we have a really good Office Depot car for this weekend. Kansas is...

QUOTES

Edwards on racing at Kansas:

"I'm really excited to race at Kansas this week. It's my hometown track so it will be neat having so many family and friends there. I think we have a really good Office Depot car for this weekend. Kansas is a really fun track to drive and I think we'll be able to have a good run there. We are coming off a great win at Dover and with that momentum in the 'Chase' the entire Office Depot team is really pumped and looking forward to going racing at the kind of track where we've been successful in the past."

Crew Chief, Bob Osborne on racing at Kansas:

"I'm really looking forward to racing Kansas. I like intermediate tracks a whole lot and feel like our Office Depot team has what it takes to be really successful there this weekend. The 'Chase' is shaping up to be very exciting, hopefully the No. 99 team can continue to build on the momentum from our Dover win and make strides towards the Championship."

Fast Facts

* Coming off of an impressive win at Dover, Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Office Depot team are currently third in the overall point standings. Edwards has 5337 points, just three points behind the leader, Jeff Gordon

* Edwards will make his fourth Cup start at Kansas this weekend. In his previous starts, he has achieved two top-10 and one top-five finishes

* Edwards best finish at Kansas is third place, captured in 2005

* 10.3 is Edwards' average finish at Kansas

* Edwards has two Busch Series starts at Kansas and three Craftsman Truck Series starts. In his three Truck Series starts, Edwards boast one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes

* The No. 99 Office Depot team will be unloading chassis No. RK-358, the same car that Edwards raced at Indy in July of this year. He started that race 35 and finished 18th

* The Chase is On-- Catch Edwards every Thursday night on the SPEED Channel at 8:00 PM (ET), as he and NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes recap the races in the 'Chase' for the NEXTEL Cup

* Backpack Donation and Store Appearance--Edwards will stop by the Office Depot Store at 8501 N. Evanston Avenue in Kansas City, Mo on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM (CT) to participate in his third Office Depot Foundation backpack donation event of 2007. An autograph session will immediately follow the backpack donation. Fans wishing to participate may pick up a wristband starting at 7:00 AM at the store. Only the first 200 people will receive wristbands.

* Worklife Rewards: Special Promotion - Use The Card and You Can Win The Car: As part of its new Worklife Rewards* program, Office Depot is offering Worklife Rewards* members a unique opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind Roush Stage 3 Mustang. Every time customers use their Worklife Rewards card, they are entered to win a special Roush Stage 3 Mustang. Check out www.myworkliferewards.com

* Office Depot Store No. 2389 from Johnston, R.I. is this week's sales winner and will ride along on the No. 99 at Kansas this weekend

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Carl Edwards