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Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 835 which last ran in the Budweiser Duels
Backup Chassis:RK – 829 backup which last ran as the primary for the Sprint Unlimited
Edwards at Talladega: In his previous 17 starts at Talladega, Edwards has one top-five and four top-10 finishes. Edwards’ average start at Talladega is 14.9, his average finish is 21.8. Edwards has completed 88.4 percent of his laps attempted at Talladega, and led 25 laps.
In the Loop: According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 19 races at Talladega, Edwards has turned 61 of the fastest laps at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Car: The No. 99 Fastenal Blue Team will unload RK-835 for the weekend which last ran in the Budweiser Duels in Daytona.
Primary Sponsor Note: Fastenal returns to the track with Lenox, Milwaukee, Panduit and Louisville suppliers on the hoot, TV panel, deck lid and B-post.
Edwards quotes on the Aaron’s 499: “We’ve got the Fastenal Ford at Talladega and it’s been a track where we’ve had some really good days and some bad days, so I’m hoping for a great day. We’d love to get our first superspeedway win as a team. Jimmy Fennig was able to win two of these speedway races with Matt Kenseth last year, so I feel like I have the best guy on the box that I could have. We’ve got a fast race car, our mission is to be there on the last lap in position to win. The Gen-^ car has provided some serious pack racing at these speedway races so I think it’s going to be tougher than ever. As long as we don’t wreck five cars like we did in Daytona I think it will be a success. We want to come out of there in a good spot in points, second is nice and we don’t want to fall any lower than that.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Carl Edwards was awarded the pole for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 from Talladega after qualifying was rained out. Martin Truex, Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, and Ryan Newman round out the top five starting positions. The only driver who missed the race was Elliott Sadler. The event will be live on FOX at 1 PM EST.
The tenth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will take place on Sunday. Carl Edwards will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag in the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway.
Qualifying for the race at NASCAR’s biggest track was rained out allowing Edwards to claim the pole based on his speed in practice. The rain also prevented Elliott Sadler from making the race...
Rain has washed out qualifying for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The field was set based on practice times from Friday's first session, and Carl Edwards was fastest to earn the pole in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
Martin Truex Jr. will start second, followed by Marcos Ambrose and Joey Logano. Ryan Newman will start and Matt Kenseth sixth.
Denny Hamlin will...
Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was rained out. The rain will allow Carl Edwards to start on the pole for the Aarons 499. Edwards was the fastest in practice for the race which will be run on Sunday.
One negative of the rain was the impact on the No. 81 car of Elliott Sadler which is running a limited schedule and needed to qualify for...
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying was rained out on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, so the starting grid for tomorrow’s scheduled race has been set according to the rule book. By virtue of being the fastest in Friday’s first practice session, Carl Edwards will start on the pole while Marcos Ambrose (3rd) and Joey Logano (4th) will also be among the top-five.
Carl Edwards led the way with a lap of 47.958 seconds in the first practice for the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega. Rounding out the top five was Martin Truex, Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, and Ryan Newman.
Martin Truex Jr.
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