Phoenix: Carl Edwards press conference

CARL EDWARDS-99-Superchips Ford F-150 "This is the first time that I've run a stock car at Phoenix International Raceway, and in practice in the first few laps we had a right-front tire going down and I thought I'd forgotten how to drive. They...

CARL EDWARDS-99-Superchips Ford F-150

"This is the first time that I've run a stock car at Phoenix International Raceway, and in practice in the first few laps we had a right-front tire going down and I thought I'd forgotten how to drive. They fixed that and then we got pretty fast. We were jut awfully loose in qualifying and I really don't know what caused that. Ted (Musgrave) here thinks I got into the gas a little bit too early which may have been my mistake, but I'm pretty sure that it was something to do with the track cooling off a little bit and maybe a different set of tires. We were good in practice, it just didn't hold up."

DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS RUNNING AN EARLY MORNING HAPPY HOUR PRACTICE SESSION FOR AN AFTERNOON RACE?

"I'm concerned about it now with how much mine changed."

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SILVER CROWN CARS AND THE TRUCKS?

"I think I actually believe I breathe a little bit while I'm running the truck. The Silver Crown cars are crazy. It's like having a rocket strapped to your back and sitting in a chair going around a race track. To me, the truck is a lot more driveable; the Silver Crown car is just really fast here. I really wish we had one just to run a couple of laps before I get in the truck on race day because it seems to really help when you get out of something that fast to hop into a truck."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Carl Edwards