BUSCH: Edwards' to double up at IRP

EDWARDS LOOKS TO PULL DOUBLE DUTY DURING KROGER SPEEDFEST INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2005) Carl Edwards, driver of the ...

EDWARDS LOOKS TO PULL DOUBLE DUTY DURING KROGER SPEEDFEST

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2005) Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Charter Communications, Roush Racing Ford, will not only race in the Kroger 200, NASCAR Busch Series race but will also drive in the J. D. Byrider 100 USAC Silver Crown race on Thursday, August 4th.

"I'm really excited, I've teamed up with RE Technologies racing and I've driven with these guys before and I'm going to be teammates with Boston Reid and Jerry Coons," said Edwards during a Silver Crown test at IRP. "One of the coolest things in the world is the Silver Crown race at IRP and so I'm glad to be here. To me this is where open wheel racing wheel racing was born so it very cool to race here."

Edwards is no stranger to victory lane at IRP with two career wins at the track. In 2001 Edwards won a Baby Grands, stock car series and in 2003 won the Power Stroke Diesel 200, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

"I've been fortunate enough to win a Baby Grand stock car race here, ran third in a Silver Crown race, won a truck race, and to run a Busch car and get a chance to win one of those would be amazing," continued Edwards. "I'm telling you any time there is a race at IRP I want to be in it, I love racing here."

Kroger SpeedFest is three nights of pulse pounding racing under the lights at IRP. On Thursday August 4th the stars of the USAC Silver Crown Series will take to the track in the J. D. Byrider 100. On Friday, the Power Stroke Diesel 200, featuring the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will bump and bang all the way to victory lane. The weekend concludes with the 24th annual Kroger 200, NASCAR Busch Series race.

Tickets for the Kroger SpeedFest are currently on sale at IRP, all Ticketmaster outlets, at www.Ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-884-6472.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY , USAC
Drivers Carl Edwards , Jerry Coons , Boston Reid