Martinsville II: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "Martinsville is so tough, especially with the double-file restarts. It's kind of a chaotic moment when you go down into turn one and it really depends who is over-aggressive, who bumps who, how...

Carl Edwards on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville is so tough, especially with the double-file restarts. It's kind of a chaotic moment when you go down into turn one and it really depends who is over-aggressive, who bumps who, how things shake out. If everybody runs like they should, it's really hard to pass people two-wide at Martinsville already. It's when people are over-aggressive that you can take advantage. Hopefully, we can do that. Matt (Kenseth) almost won the thing the last time we were there, so I feel like we can run well enough, we just have to make the right calls."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"Martinsville is a demanding track, both physically and mentally. It's a difficult place to get the car handling just right and the driver has to be patient in traffic to save the brakes. It's a very long race so you can't wear out your brakes in the first half of the race. Martinsville is a good track for Denny (Hamlin) and Jimmie (Johnson) so we will need to be on top of our game there, on the track and in the pits, if we hope to gain any ground on them in the points."

The No. 99 crew will unload RK-647 for the weekend. Edwards raced this car at Loudon last month where he finished 11th.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards