Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Scotts Ford Fusion, and crew chief Pierre Kuettel held a press conference on Thursday in Montreal. Edwards and Kuettel talk about racing on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend. PIERRE KUETTEL --CREW CHIEF...
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Scotts Ford Fusion, and crew chief Pierre Kuettel held a press conference on Thursday in Montreal. Edwards and Kuettel talk about racing on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend.
PIERRE KUETTEL --CREW CHIEF No. 60
WHAT IS YOUR PART IN THIS SUCCESS OF CARL EDWARDS AS CREW CHIEF? "I'm real happy working with Carl. He's got some incredible talent so it makes it real easy to get these cars right. Jack Roush gives us great equipment, so it's real easy to put these cars together, take them to testing facilities and make them right. So when he gets in them he's happy and can go fast. It's all good."
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER IN RACING, HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? "I started in racing in 1991, in the Trans-Am Series, I was in Three Rivers in '92, racing the Trans-Am Series. From there, basically, just packed my bags and moved to North Carolina and started working on these kind of race cars."
THEN YOU MOVED TO THE NASCAR SERIES? "Yes, in '92, I moved to the Winston Cup Series, at the time, now NEXTEL Cup. Worked there through 2005, Carl and I worked together in 2004 and 2005 and finished third in points. Then 2006, Jack Roush moved me over to the Busch Series to crew chief this deal and it's worked out real well."
CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Scotts Ford Fusion
HAVE YOU SEEN THE RACE TRACK YET? "I've just seen video of it, but haven't seen the track."
DO YOU LIKE ROAD COURSE? "I love road courses, I just like racing. I like driving cars, to me, they're all fun. It's extremely fun to come somewhere new to see a different culture and be in a new city and race on a new race track. That's fun."
TALK ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO THE BIG LEAGUE AFTER SUCCESS ON DIRT TRACKS; YOU PUT OUT AN AD? "Yes, I'd do anything. I had business cards that I passed out; I had marketing materials. I took out an ad in a racing paper, just whatever it took. Bottom line, I wanted to race, so that part of it worked. Hard work is free, so I thought the harder I worked I would gain success."
HOW MUCH TRACK TIME WILL YOU HAVE IN POCONO THIS WEEKEND? "It's a little bit of track time at Pocono, but not much. We've got a lot of experience racing there and we've got four teammates racing there. The oval is a lot simpler than this place. We're going to spend as much time as we can here."
HOW DO YOU SEE GUYS LIKE PATRICK CARPENTIER COMING INTO THE SERIES? "It's really fun to race against guys like Patrick here. They have so much experience on road courses that they're very difficult to beat at these places. We go to Mexico City we get to race a lot of guys that we don't usually race there. Now we get to come to Montreal and race some new guys. They're tough. Road course racing is all about the guy that knows the race track the best. And that makes these guys tough to be."
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