Las Vegas: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards Edwards on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "We only get to go to Vegas once a year. Last year was a blast. We won the race and I want to go back and win another one there. It's a fun race to win. The Victory Lane is in the...

Carl Edwards

Edwards on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "We only get to go to Vegas once a year. Last year was a blast. We won the race and I want to go back and win another one there. It's a fun race to win. The Victory Lane is in the Neon Garage Fan Zone. That's cool. It's an 'event' when you win that race. We have to keep Ford's winning streak alive. You know Matt Kenseth has won the first two races and we need to get our Ford into Victory Lane. That would be so cool."

Crew chief, Bob Osborne on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "Carl ran well here last year, at the end of the race we got out there and led some laps and ended up making it to victory lane. We've had strong finishes at these 1.5-mile tracks recently and I'm positive that if we provide a good car and stay out of wrecks the No. 99 team will have a successful day. We're taking a new chassis to the track this year but the set up should be the same. It's been a slow start and it's time to turn things around. I think Las Vegas is the perfect track to gain some Chase points and get a win."

FAST FACTS

Carl Edwards will make his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend in the Shelby 427 driving the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion.

FOR THE RECORD...In his previous Cup starts at the 1.5-mile track, Edwards has one win, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. Edwards' average start at LVMS is 14th; his average finish is 11.8. The Columbia, Mo., native has completed 100 percent of the laps he has attempted at the Nevada track.

REWIND 2008... Edwards put his No. 99 Ford Fusion in victory lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - for the second time in as many weeks. Edwards led the most laps in the event en route to scoring the ninth win of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career. The win marked Edwards' first at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

The No. 99 Aflac team will be unloading chassis No. RK-558, a brand new Ford Fusion.

Edwards is currently ninth in Sprint Cup point standings after two races. He is 125 points behind leader and fellow Roush Fenway driver Matt Kenseth.

A Roush Fenway driver has won three of the last six races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Carl Edwards