DuQuoin: Edwards/RET preview

Teams Look for Good Results at DuQuoin MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- August 30, 2006 -- As the 2006 USAC Silver Crown season enters its last month of competition, the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team is almost where they...

Teams Look for Good Results at DuQuoin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- August 30, 2006 -- As the 2006 USAC Silver Crown season enters its last month of competition, the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team is almost where they want to be. Heading into this weekend's 56th running of the Ted Horn 100, the team is in 3rd in the owners points, just 49 points out of 2nd and 75 points out of 1st with four events remaining. The team has had success in the past at DuQuoin.

"We should be good at DuQuoin," said Jerry Coons Jr. "I think we had a good car at Springfield and we now have a good baseline for DuQuoin. We have always run real strong there so I am looking forward to getting back on the front row on these miles and going for the win."

The No. 199 Ford powered team has scored three top five and nine top ten finishes in the last ten events.

"This is where we want to be in the owners points so we will keep plugging along and see if we can't get one more position."

The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team will also have to watch their back. They lead 4th place by only 5 points and 5th place by 29 points. Fortunately, Jerry Coons feels right at home at DuQuoin.

"DuQuoin is a lot of fun especially under the lights." Smiled Coons. "It is pretty racy and fast. Definitely DuQuoin has been one of my favorites."

USAC Silver Crown rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 35 team is looking to rebound after two straight DNFs.

"First we are going to focus on finishing," said Stenhouse. "Indianapolis was probably our best race this year. It was our first race so I know we can do better than that. We know that if we just finish that we can get a good finish. It puts a little pressure on you knowing that this car that we are driving this weekend has sat on the pole before at one-mile dirt tracks. You know it is a good car and it will run good but it will also give me some more confidence after the two DNF's that we had. Hopefully we can get a good finish."


The Jerry Coons Jr. and the chassis that he will drive this weekend have been on the pole at DuQuoin before. Coons grabbed the pole at the one-mile dirt oval in 2001. Paul White would go on to win that race and Jerry Coons Jr. would claim second for the third time that year, all on one-mile dirt ovals. The chassis that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will drive this weekend also has a history of being fast at DuQuoin. Jerry Coons Jr. temporarily set a new track record at DuQuoin before former Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies driver Tyler Walker bested Coons time in 2004.


The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team will utilize Ford power this weekend at DuQuoin. The No. 199 will have an Ed Pink Ford engine under the hood.


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is featured in the September edition of Sprint Car and Midget. The two-page article written by Bill Holder talks about the Mississippi native's young career. The article in the "Crowd Pleaser" section of the magazine is on pages 92-93. The September edition of Sprint Car and Midget and is available on newsstands now.


Jerry Coons Jr. took the lead with two laps to go to win the Hall of Fame Midget Classic Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.


Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing is seeking marketing partners for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. The team has opportunities in their Silver Crown pavement and Silver Crown dirt programs. To find out how we can help your business, please contact Chris Santucci at 901-581-1487 or Blake Johnson at 901-210-8525.


The "Ted Horn 100" is scheduled to air on the Outdoor Channel September 9 at 5pm Eastern Time. The Outdoor Channel will air twelve, one-hour broadcasts this season with additional replays scheduled. Veteran racing broadcast icon, Jack Arute will call the race while Rob Klepper will handle the color commentary. Brienne Pedigo will report from pit lane. For a complete TV schedule, please visit our website.


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Series USAC
Drivers Carl Edwards , Paul White , Tyler Walker , Jerry Coons , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Jerry Coons Jr.