Atlanta II: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: "I can't wait to go to Atlanta. It's in Aflac's backyard and the track is great. It's multi-grooved, fast, fun and has a lot of history. I got my first win there back in 2005 and sure would like...

Carl Edwards on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"I can't wait to go to Atlanta. It's in Aflac's backyard and the track is great. It's multi-grooved, fast, fun and has a lot of history. I got my first win there back in 2005 and sure would like to get another one this weekend. We need a solid run to get locked into the Chase at Atlanta so we can go to Richmond next week and just focus on winning the race. We've got a sizeable lead on 13th place which is what we need with just two races remaining before the Chase."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"Atlanta has always been a very good track for Carl, and that would be a great place to get our first win of the year. We seem to be getting closer every week. Our goal this weekend is to have a solid run and clinch our spot in the Chase before we get to Richmond next week. That would really take the pressure off at Richmond so we could just focus on winning. We're taking a brand new car to Atlanta that should be very competitive."

CARL EDWARDS enters Atlanta fourth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, 408 markers behind point leader Kevin Harvick, but 293 points ahead of 13th. He has earned five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes this season, along with one pole.

ON THE TRACK...The No. 99 will carry the silver Aflac paint scheme at Atlanta this weekend. The No. 99 crew will unload RK-702 which is a brand new Ford Fusion.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Carl Edwards