Charlotte II: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway: "We went into California thinking that would be the race that could put us near the points lead, but we had trouble with a part in the distributor. Now we've got six races left to run the way...

Carl Edwards on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

"We went into California thinking that would be the race that could put us near the points lead, but we had trouble with a part in the distributor. Now we've got six races left to run the way we know we can run. If we can get a couple wins and a couple solid top fives, and maybe if Jimmie (Johnson) can have a bit of trouble then it can be anybody's race. We need to rally this weekend at Charlotte."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

"We're taking a new car to Charlotte that should be very competitive. We need a good run to keep our Chase hopes alive. We had a little setback in California last weekend, but this team is strong enough to overcome one bad race. We can't control what happens to Jimmie Johnson in these final six races, but we can focus on making sure we don't make mistakes and we give Carl the best cars we can so he has what he needs to run up front."

Carl Edwards enters the Bank of America 500 seventh in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase point standings, 162 markers behind leader Jimmie Johnson. In 30 starts this season, Edwards has accumulated seven top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, and two poles.

ON THE TRACK...The Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-709 to CMS. This will be the first outing for this car as it is a brand new chassis.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards