Edwards in the 500: Carl Edwards will return to the Subway Fresh Fit 500 where he has one pole, two top-five and five top-10 finishes. This will be Edwards’ ninth start in the spring Phoenix race.
Edwards at Phoenix: In 17 starts at the one-mile track, Edwards has one win, six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. His average start is 11.8 and average finish is 12.5. Edwards has won three pole awards in Phoenix and snagged a first-place finish in 2010.
The Car: The No. 99 team will roll out RK – 802 for this weekend’s 500. The chassis was last ran in Phoenix with Matt Kenseth on 17 team. They will use RK- 790, an all-around backup car for the team that was last seen on track in the 2012 spring race in Martinsville.
Primary Sponsor Note: The Subway Fresh Fit 500 will have a tag team sponsorship this weekend by also being the primary on the 99 Ford Fusion. This will mark Subway’s fourth year with Carl Edwards and the No. 99 team.
Carl Edwards quotes on the Subway Fresh Fit 500: “I haven’t wrecked a car for a couple of days, so I hope our luck has changed,” exclaimed Edwards. “Phoenix is one of my favorite tracks and I had my first pavement race there in 2001. Phoenix has always been a great track for us and we have had a lot of success there. Subway is a huge part of our team and I would be proud to stand in victory lane with them this weekend and winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500.”
Team: No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Chassis: RK- 802 - Last ran in Phoenix
Back up RK – 790 – all-around backup car, last ran in Martinsville