Pocono: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards Team: No.99 Office Depot Ford Fusion Edwards on racing at Pocono Raceway: "I'm excited to go to Pocono. A couple of years ago I had a lot of success there and I feel confident that we have what it takes to run well there. We ...

Carl Edwards Team: No.99 Office Depot Ford Fusion

Edwards on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"I'm excited to go to Pocono. A couple of years ago I had a lot of success there and I feel confident that we have what it takes to run well there. We struggled some at Pocono last year, but I feel I've grown a lot as a person and a driver and I am really eager to redeem myself."

"This is also the first weekend I'll be traveling between the Busch and Cup Series so I'm looking forward to that too. It would be awesome to give Dish Network another win in Nashville then follow that up with a strong run in Pocono for the Office Depot team. I think we are capable of that. As long as the rain stays away in Pocono and we get our practice sessions in we will be fine."

Crew Chief, Bob Osborne on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"Pocono is a challenging race track, but I enjoy racing there. With three different turns, there is a fine line between being good and being good enough to win. I know Carl has what it takes to be successful there. Hopefully we'll give him the car to go and do it."

"The Office Depot team has been pretty consistent so far this year. I am looking forward to building on that and making strides towards better finishes."

FAST FACTS

*Carl Edwards is currently sixth in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series point standings with 1,584 points, 475 points behind leader, Jeff Gordon

*Edwards win at Pocono in June 2005 marked the first win at the track for car owner Jack Roush. It was also the first time Edwards had raced at the track. He's the only driver to win at Pocono in his first attempt with the exception of Richard Petty who won in 1974 when the inaugural Cup event was held at the 2.5-mile tri-oval.

*In four starts at Pocono, Edwards has one win, two top-five and two top-10 finishes

*Edwards has led a total of 47 laps at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track

*This is the first of three consecutive weekends that Edwards will travel to complete both the Cup and Busch races. Next weekend Edwards travels between Michigan and Kentucky and following that he will travel between Sonoma and Milwaukee. This is not new for Edwards, as he has competed full time in both series since 2005

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Richard Petty , Carl Edwards , Jack Roush