Las Vegas: Carl Edwards preview

Carl Edwards on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "We're going into Vegas leading the points, as a team we are right where we want to be. I've always really enjoyed racing in Vegas and being a part of some really exciting finishes. We hope to...

Carl Edwards on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"We're going into Vegas leading the points, as a team we are right where we want to be. I've always really enjoyed racing in Vegas and being a part of some really exciting finishes. We hope to have a really solid run and hope that we can come out of Vegas with a bigger points lead than we came in with."

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"I am looking forward to working with Carl again and getting back to victory lane. Our Copart Ford Fusion will be very fast and I am confident we can run out front. In order to do so, our pit stops have to be above average and we have to take care of our equipment all afternoon."

FAST FACTS

-FLASHBACK...Last week in Fontana, Edwards finished fourth after qualifying fourth with a time of 40.15

-CARL EDWARDS will make his sixth Nationwide start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday. In 2008, Edwards won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Vegas.

-FOR THE RECORD...Edwards' average start at Las Vegas is 8.4, his average finish is 6.8. In five starts he's had two top five and four top ten finishes.

-ON THE TRACK...The No. 60 will carry the Copart colors Saturday. Roush Fenway Racing welcomes the Copart executive team to the track Saturday.

-TEAM REUNITED...Drew Blickensderfer has been named Crew Chief for the No. 60 Copart/Fastenal team and driver Carl Edwards. In 2008, Edwards and Blickensderfer teamed up for 19 races. Together they earned seven wins, two poles, and a second-place series' points finish.

-400 WINS... If Carl wins the Sam's Town 300 Saturday it will mark Roush Fenway Racing's 400th win across all NASCAR and road racing series.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards
Teams Roush Fenway Racing