Carl Edwards in the 400: In eight starts at the 1.5-mile Vegas track, Edwards has two wins, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. His average start is 13.5, and his average finish is 10.2. Edwards has completed every lap of Cup competition attempted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and aim to repeat his 2011 win at this track.
Edwards at Las Vegas: According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last eight races at Vegas, Edwards has turned 139 of the track’s fastest laps (sixth most), spent 1501 laps in the top 15 and led a total of 160 laps. Edwards’ driver rating is sixth best among active drivers.
The Car: The No. 99 Team will roll out RK – 831 which is a new chassis for intermediate tracks for the 2013 season.
Primary Sponsor Note: Aflac will carry out their primary paint scheme for the fifth consecutive sponsorship season of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Edwards quotes on the Kobalt Tools 400 “Since the test in Charlotte this off season, the whole 99 team has been looking forward to the race in Vegas,” said Edwards. “We feel that we have a very fast Aflac Ford Fusion and that all the Ford’s should be pretty tough there. We’re going to Las Vegas to make it two in a row. We feel like we can use the momentum we’ve got and the confidence we built there in Phoenix to go have great pit stops, qualify well and race hard all day.”