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EDWARDS GIVES MUSTANG 10TH WIN OF 2011

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Carl Edwards
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Carl Edwards

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

Carl Edwards won his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season.

The win was Mustang’s 10th of the season, more than any other car make in 2011.

Ricky Stenhouse maintained his points lead over second-place Elliott Sadler.

TREVOR BAYNE – No. 16 Ford Drive One Mustang

“That’s the best mile-and-a-half car we’ve ever had, I believe. We had a shot to win this thing on a short run. I got a little bit free after about 20-25 laps and we were at a run that was gonna be 20 laps. It was gonna be perfect. We should have been around fifth and we came out 11th and you just get back there where you shouldn’t be and get around some guys that are racing really hard and end up getting wrecked. That was a hard hit and I hate it for this Ford Mustang because I think it could have had confetti on it tonight, but I’m really proud of what my guys have done – Chad Norris and everybody for giving me a great car – so we’ll just take it to them at Richmond, I guess.”

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RICKY STENHOUSE JR. – No. 6 Blackwell Angus Ford Mustang

“Our Blackwell Angus Beef and Cargo Mustang was strong all night. We struggled there in the pits in the middle part of the race and were able to overcome it. We caught a right-front tire that almost gave us some trouble there. It almost went down, but I’ve just got to thank all the fans for coming out. We had a good crowd tonight, and Nationwide Insurance. I’m just glad to have this Blackwell Angus Beef and Cargo Mustang paint job back on this thing.”

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CARL EDWARDS – No. 60 Fastenal Ford Mustang – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW

“I’ve got to say Happy Birthday to my grandma, Phyllis. They’re watching the race from Kirkwood, Missouri and we’re gonna take the trophy home to grandma. Thank you guys, I love you. I’ve got to thank Fastenal. This was a big week for Fastenal. We announced a big partnership for next year. That’s huge. I’ve got to thank Ford, Valvoline, the Nationwide Series, all the fans here, Wiley X and Aflac. We had a big day yesterday and I was inspired by the kids at the Aflac Cancer Center, so if you folks want to donate, Aflac will double your donation at Aflac.com/friends, so it’s a big weekend for us here. I can’t believe we got the pole and the win. What a heck of a race.”

YOU TRIED TO STAY POSITIVE AND KEEP YOUR TEAM IN IT EARLY ON. “I’ve got a great team. These are great guys. Man, everybody raced really well. That was as hard as we could race out there. Kyle and I, Kevin. I raced Kasey. That was a lot of fun. This track is as good as it gets. This is a blast. I can’t wait for tomorrow.”

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Elliott Sadler , Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Tags atlanta, edwards, ford, nascar-ns