It was a long day for Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Aflac team on Sunday in New Hampshire. Although the team had a solid qualifying effort and a good pit stall, they fought to overcome the handling throughout the entire race. After falling a lap down late in the race, Edwards was able to get the lucky dog to finish on the lead lap in 19th place.
Edwards started fifth but was not able to stay in the top 10 for long. The Aflac Ford was tight through the center and lacked grip much of the race. The crew made adjustments on every stop which seemed to help the car on the short runs, but unfortunately the race consisted of many long green-flag runs.
By halfway Edwards was 20th and still unhappy with the handling. The race went nearly 100 laps without a caution which eventually put Edwards a lap down with 45 laps to go. He remained in position to be the lucky dog and finally a caution for debris was thrown on lap 274. Edwards was able to regain his lap and pit for four tires.
He restarted th...