Ponoco: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Pocono Raceway: "It will be really neat to have Tony the Tiger on my hood this weekend. Pocono is a blast to drive. I've got two wins there and I've loved it from the first time I went there. As a driver it is one of...

Carl Edwards on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"It will be really neat to have Tony the Tiger on my hood this weekend. Pocono is a blast to drive. I've got two wins there and I've loved it from the first time I went there. As a driver it is one of the most challenging tracks, mentally and physically, because it's a long race. There is real character in the race track and you have to drive it real precise to get a fast lap. It's a real rewarding track to win at because it's one of the toughest. It will be my first weekend with a split schedule so that will be fun too racing in Pocono and Nashville."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"Pocono is the most unique race track we go to on the circuit. It is a challenging race track, but I enjoy racing there. With three different corners and a very long straightaway, there is a fine line between being good and being good enough to win. It takes a series of compromises to the set-up to run fast there. We nearly won there last June so hopefully we can run just as well this time."

* ON THE TRACK... The No. 99 team will be unloading chassis RK-558 this weekend. This is the same Ford Fusion that Edwards raced at Darlington in May and finished 15th. The team will debut the Kellogg's paint scheme for the first of two primary races this season.

* STANDINGS... Edwards is currently 11th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. He trails leader Kevin Harvick by 296 points.

* DOUBLE DUTY...This will be the first of several weekends Edwards will have a split schedule between different tracks. He will also be competing in the Nationwide race Saturday in Nashville.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Carl Edwards