Richmond: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Richmond International Raceway: "I love racing the Nationwide cars at Richmond, where we've had a lot of success. We won here last year. The track is perfect for the Nationwide series with it being a lot of fun and the...

Carl Edwards on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

"I love racing the Nationwide cars at Richmond, where we've had a lot of success. We won here last year. The track is perfect for the Nationwide series with it being a lot of fun and the cars have a lot of power for that size of race track. You can race two or three wide sometimes. I'm just really looking forward to getting our Fastenal Ford into victory lane."

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

"We're bringing a new car to Richmond this weekend that we have spent a lot of time working on and making some great adjustments to. We have no margin for error this weekend at Richmond. Our short track program is excellent and Carl is arguably the best short track wheel man in the series. I am looking forward to putting our Ford Fusion in victory lane this weekend."

FAST FACTS

-FLASHBACK...Last week in Talladega, Edwards finished 35th after starting 2nd.

-CARL EDWARDS will make his 11th Nationwide Series start at Richmond International Raceway Friday night.

-FOR THE RECORD...Edwards' average start in Richmond is 10.3, his average finish is 7.0. He has three Nationwide wins at Richmond.

-THE CAR...The No. 60 Ford Fusion will carry the Fastenal colors again this weekend. Richmond marks the fourth of 15 races that Fastenal will be the primary sponsor. The team will go into Friday night with chassis RK-686, which is new to the Roush fleet.

-ROUSH FENWAY RACING...has nine wins, 35-top fives and 47-top 10 finishes in 71 Nationwide Series starts at Richmond International Raceway.

-IN THE POINTS...Edwards currently sits fifth in series' points, 213 points behind first place.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards