Edwards, RET announce 2006 plans

CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING PURCHASES C&R RACING NEW GENERATION SILVER CROWN CHASSIS COONS TO DRIVE AT PHOENIX Memphis, Tenn. -- Jan. 10, 2006 -- Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing announced today that the team would compete in...

CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING PURCHASES C&R RACING NEW GENERATION SILVER CROWN CHASSIS
COONS TO DRIVE AT PHOENIX

Memphis, Tenn. -- Jan. 10, 2006 -- Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing announced today that the team would compete in the USAC Silver Crown Series utilizing the C&R Racing new generation Silver Crown pavement chassis beginning at the Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway on Jan. 21-22.

"We did a lot of research looking at the different manufacturers and we saw that the builder for us would be C&R Racing," said team manager Chris Santucci. "C&R has put more thought into their cars. I have a lot of respect for Chris Paulsen and his knowledge of racing."

"I am very pleased Chris Santucci and Carl Edwards are on board with the C&R Racing new generation USAC Silver Crown car," stated Chris Paulsen, President & Owner C&R Racing, Inc. "They both bring a wealth of racing experience and knowledge to the Silver Crown program. Chris runs a very sanitary race team and I'm honored that he chose the C&R Silver Crown car for his team."

Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team will have Ford power under the hood. The team also announced today that they have selected USAC veteran Jerry Coons Jr. to pilot the new car for the team at Phoenix. The 2005 Belleville Midget Nationals winner has started 44 Silver Crown races for the team.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity of getting a feel for the car," stated the Arizona native.

"Jerry is pretty consistent in everything he does," said Santucci. "Jerry and the team communicate and work well together. He is the one we want behind the wheel of the new car the first time it hits the track."

The Copper World Classic marks the first time the new generation Silver Crown cars will race in USAC competition.

"I am just excited to get in the car," said Coons. "I think it is good to get in on the ground floor of things and be there at the start of the series."

The team will begin its sixth season in the USAC Silver Crown Series at the Copper World Classic Jan. 21-22. For marketing or sponsorship opportunities with the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing teams, please contact Chris Santucci at 901-581-1487. For the latest on the team as well as photos and stories from the track, please visit the website at www.retechracing.com.

C&R Racing is the preferred radiator builder and supplier to NASCAR Nextel Cup teams and supplies its products to several of NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck Series teams, as well as teams from the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, Champ Car, USAC Silver Crown, National Sprint and Midget Car Series. In addition, C&R Racing provides other products to Formula 1 and NHRA teams. C&R Racing has built several different types of chassis over the past three decades, including GT-40 and other sports car frames. The company utilizes the latest in CNC machine tools, metal fabrication equipment and CAD/CAM technology.

For the latest information on United States Auto Club or the USAC Silver Crown Series, please visit www.usacracing.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Carl Edwards , Jerry Coons Jr.