Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 821 last ran All-Star race
Backup Chassis: RK – 826 backup at Texas
Edwards at Charlotte: Edwards enters the Coca-Cola 600 second in the series points’ standings and will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway for his 17th Sprint Cup career start. In his previous starts, Edwards has five top-five and ten top-10 finishes. His average start is 18.2 and average finish is 12.0.
In the Loop: According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last 16 races, Edwards has turned 118 of the track’s fastest laps, made 632 quality passes (sixth most) and has a driver rating seventh best among active drivers.
The Car: The No. 99 Blue Team will roll out RK – 821 which ran last weekend at the All- Star race, where Edwards started from the pole.
Primary Sponsor Note: Fastenal returns to the track with a three-car lineup, sponsoring the No. 16, 17 and 99 Ford’s in a special patriotic paint scheme, known as the Fastenal Tribute Cars.
Edwards quotes on the Coca-Cola 600: “We have a fast race car for the Coca-Cola 600. We qualified on the pole for the All-Star event, we feel confident that our car is fast enough to perform well and fortunately we learned a lot at the All-Star race. Obviously it’s one of the biggest races of the year but also special because of the Fastenal tribute paint schemes. All three of the Roush Fenway Racing Ford’s will be painted in Fastenal colors honoring our troops. We hope we can get one of them into victory lane. Fastenal has been a huge supporter of RFR and all veterans that they employ so we’re proud to be carrying this paint scheme. I love this race. It’s a test to all of the people, the driver, crew, engineers so it’s pretty grueling.”