Sears Point: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Infineon Raceway: "Bob Osborne and the rest of the Aflac team have been doing a lot to help improve our road course program. We recently tested Road Atlanta to get in some practice on a road course and I think it has ...

Carl Edwards on racing at Infineon Raceway:
"Bob Osborne and the rest of the Aflac team have been doing a lot to help improve our road course program. We recently tested Road Atlanta to get in some practice on a road course and I think it has helped. I don't come from that kind of racing background, but getting a few races under our belts has helped a lot."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Infineon Raceway:
"Our road course program has come a long way since 2004. Carl is coming into his own as a driver and our ability to lead laps and get strong finishes is evidence of that. We are bringing RK-646 this weekend - it is a brand new car, but it tested well, so I feel confident that we'll be competitive at Sonoma.

"I can't say enough about how proud I am of our guys and their improvements this year. We've had two solid races over the past two weeks and our pits stops are getting to where they need to be. We're 10 races away from the Chase and looking like the competitive team we are."

FAST FACTS

*CARL EDWARDS enters Infineon sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, 262 markers behind point leader Tony Stewart. In 15 Cup Series starts in 2009, Edwards has accumulated four top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

*FOR THE RECORD...Edwards will make his fifth Cup start at Infineon this weekend. In his previous four starts, Edwards has two top-10 finishes and has led 14 laps.

*ON THE TRACK...The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-646 this weekend to Sonoma. This is a brand new Ford Fusion.

*SO YOU KNOW...For the third week in a row, Edwards will run two races in two different places. He will travel between Sonoma and Milwaukee to compete in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series events. In 2008, Edwards drove his Save-A-Lot Ford to Victory Lane in Milwaukee.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Carl Edwards