Loudon II: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "I think Loudon is a good race track. I really enjoy it and have had some success there. I think the biggest challenge this weekend will be getting our setup right. It's a short race...

Carl Edwards on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

"I think Loudon is a good race track. I really enjoy it and have had some success there. I think the biggest challenge this weekend will be getting our setup right. It's a short race without a lot of cautions, so qualifying will be important. It's just the regular stuff we deal with at Loudon trying to get track position, but we've been qualifying a lot better lately and our set-ups have been pretty good so I'm very optimistic that we will be contenders at Loudon. We need to start off the Chase on the right foot and not get behind from the start."

Crew chief Bob Osborne on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

"Statistically speaking Loudon is not one of our better tracks, but Carl actually runs pretty well there and enjoys racing there. This is an important race to run well since it kicks off the Chase. With the reset points we trail first place by 60 points, so we don't want Denny (Hamlin) or anyone to stretch out a big lead on us so we spend the Chase playing catch-up."

The No. 99 Aflac team will be bringing RK-647 this weekend to New Hampshire. Edwards raced this Ford Fusion at Loudon in June where he finished 25th and Phoenix in April where he finished seventh.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards