Talladega II: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: "I was a little nervous about Talladega while we were up there real close to the point lead, but now I'm really excited about it. I think in that race you could see a huge swing there. If we...

Carl Edwards on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

"I was a little nervous about Talladega while we were up there real close to the point lead, but now I'm really excited about it. I think in that race you could see a huge swing there. If we could go win the thing, or run top three and a couple of guys could be caught up in wrecks, the Chase could look a lot different. That's Talladega and anything can happen. Man, I have a love-hate relationship with that place, but I am looking forward to it now and I hope that we can come out of there with a good finish."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

"Talladega is challenging for a crew chief because so much of it is out of our control. We do the best we can to get the car handling well and create a smart pit strategy, but most of this race depends on the driver and the spotter. It's always a tense race for everyone involved. We're taking the same car we raced at Daytona in July so we know it's a pretty good car. We just have to hope to avoid the inevitable wrecks to be there at the end to contend for the win."

Carl Edwards is currently sixth in Sprint Cup point standings. He trails Jimmie Johnson by 213 points with four races to go in the Chase. He has achieved seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, along with two poles this season.

ON THE TRACK... The No. 99 team will carry the Subway paint scheme this weekend. The crew will be unloading chassis RK-692 this weekend. This is the same Ford Fusion that Edwards raced at Daytona in July. He started that race 12th and finished sixth.

-source: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards