CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING SCORES SECOND PODIUM IN AS MANY RACES AT RICHMOND Memphis, Tenn. -- Cameron Dodson and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing scored the team's second podium finish of the season in as many races...
CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING SCORES SECOND PODIUM IN AS MANY RACES AT RICHMOND
Memphis, Tenn. -- Cameron Dodson and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing scored the team's second podium finish of the season in as many races Saturday evening at Richmond International Raceway. Dodson and the team overcame mechanical demons earlier in the race weekend to pass thirteen cars to finish second and take control of the K&N USAC Silver Crown Championship Series owner points. The weekend started out with an ill handling car but the team quickly went to work making changes. The changes that Team Manager Chris Santucci and crew made paid off immediately as the No. 199 with power from a Roush/ Yates engine started knifing through the field. By the 8th lap on the .75 mile oval, Cameron Dodson had gained seven positions jumping from 14th to 7th. An early caution would bunch up the field but the rest of the race remained green. Dodson continued to move forward jumping up to 5th on lap 31 and then passed Levi Jones and A.J. Fike for 4th and 3rd respectively. Just after halfway, Cameron Dodson passed pole sitter Tracy Hines for second, turning the fastest laps of the race at 126.115mph, but leader Chet Phillip was five seconds ahead and with no caution flags Dodson and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team settled for second.
"Our new setups on the No. 199 did the trick," said Cameron Dodson. "Maybe if I had not conserved my tires we could have gotten the win but second is a good finish."
The second place finish moved the No. 199 Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team into first place in the K&N USAC Silver Crown Championship Series owner's points. The team is scheduled to race back to back nights in Indiana first on the dirt of the Terre Haute Action Track on July 23rd and then on the pavement at O'Reilly Raceway Park on July 24th.
Ricky Stenhouse was in Canada over the weekend driving the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing ARCA Re/Max Series car. He finished third at Cayuga Sunday afternoon and continues to lead the ARCA Re/Max Series points. Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing alum Peter Shepherd finished 5th. Michael Annett who drove in several pavement races for the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team in 2007 finished 11th in his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park.