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Carl Edwards will look for a silver lining for his 2012 season Sunday during the Ford EcoBoost 400 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. After finishing tied for first in the 2011 standings, losing because champion Tony Stewart had more wins, Edwards thought 2012 would be the same kind of year. Instead it has been a long journey of missed opportunities and questions about his team. He looks to get his second win at Homestead and put to bed any questions going into the offseason.
AT HOMESTEAD…Carl Edwards will make his ninth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway in this weekend’s Ford 400. In his previous eight starts, Edwards has accumulated two wins, five top-five, seven top-10 finishes and two poles.
FOR THE RECORD…Edwards’ average start at Homestead is 11.9, his average finish is 5.2 which is the best of all active drivers. He has also led a total of 560 laps there, the most among active drivers. He has only finished outside the top 10 once in eight starts.
IN THE LOOP… According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last eight races at Homestead, Edwards has turned 230 of the track’s fastest laps, spent 1,646 laps in the top 15, and has a driver rating of 120.9, which leads all active drivers in these categories.
ON THE TRACK…The 99 Blue Team will be unloading chassis RK-827. This car last raced at Kansas last month where Edwards finished 14th.
REWIND: HOMESTEAD 2011… Edwards started the weekend with a three-point lead over Tony Stewart, but winning the pole, leading the most laps and finishing second was not enough to clinch the 2011 Sprint Cup title. He tied Stewart for the point lead, but the tiebreaker went to Stewart based on each driver’s number of wins during the season.
Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Chassis: RK-827 This car last raced at Kansas, finished 14th
Carl Edwards on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: “Statistically speaking Homestead is our best track, and I really like racing there a lot. It seems like every time we go there we have a car that could win. We need to finish this season out with a win for our Fastenal team, and go into 2013 the way we went into 2011 and go for that championship. We’ve got a lot of things happening right now and we’re building the best team we can for next year. We’re very excited about everything happening at Roush Fenway. There would be no better way to kick off the 2013 season than with a win at Homestead now.”
Crew chief Chad Norris on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: “Homestead is a great track for Carl. He has only finished outside the top 10 once there so we certainly want to keep that streak going this weekend. We have one last chance to put the Fastenal Ford in victory lane this year and we’re doing everything we can to make that happen. Everyone on this team is working hard and we never give up so a win is certainly not out of the question at Homestead.”
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