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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
BEST OF MAXIM
Carl Edwards won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Jimmie Johnson was second followed by Denny Hamlin.
It was the first win for Edwards in 70 races. Edwards’ last win came at Las Vegas in 2011. After winning the race Edwards did his customary back-flip and then took a moment to celebrate with the fans.
Mark Martin sat on the pole for the race becoming...
Carl Edwards is flipping out -- but this time it's off of his winning Ford.
Edwards finally ended his NASCAR Sprint Cup winless streak on Sunday, snapping it at 70 races with a victory at Phoenix International Raceway. He led 122 circuits, including the final 78 laps.
"That's awesome," Edwards said over the radio. "Awesome. Thank you, thank you guys."...
Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won for the first time since Las Vegas in 2011 by leading the final 78 laps on the 312-mile race around PIR's odd-shaped oval.
Coming off a miserable...
Carl Edwards won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday. Edwards led a race high 122 laps snapping a 70 race win less streak.While Edwards went to victory lane another went on the attack.
“The leader’s not supposed to slow down before he takes off & he did that twice.” commented second place finisher Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson believes that Edwards slowed the field...
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday in the Subway Fresh Fit 500, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway in his career.
Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won Sunday for the first time since Las Vegas in 2011 by leading the final 78 laps...
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second-longest drought he’s ended at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won for the first time since Las Vegas in 2011 by leading the final 78 laps of the 312-mile race around PIR’s odd-shaped oval...
Phoenix- Carl Edwards earned his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in nearly two years as he took his No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion to victory in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 today at the Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards led a race-high 122 Laps today after starting the afternoon from the 15th place position.
Everyone was curious today on how the new gen-6 cars would run as NASCAR VP...
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Subway Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
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AVONDALE, Ariz.—The number is 70 — and no longer counting.
As Denny Hamlin put it, Carl Edwards is “relevant again” after winning Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race four laps past its posted distance of 312...
Phoenix- If there was a winner of Sunday’s race besides Carl Edwards, it was definitely A.J. Allmendinger.
After getting suspended by NASCAR for most of the second half of the season following a failed drug test, his NASCAR career looked like it would be over.
Allmendinger was let go by Penske Racing and looked to be heading back to an open wheel career. Penske offered him a test...
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Carl Edwards snapped his 70 race winless streak and won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 from the Phoenix International Raceway. It was the first win for Ford with the new Generation 6 race cars. The next highest finishing Ford Racing driver was Brad Keselowski who came home in the fourth place. Below is post-race comments by both those drivers and a few other Ford Racing drivers.
Carl Edwards won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday moving up to 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings but it is Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson who maintains the series points lead heading into Las Vegas.
Below are the point standings after the first of thirty-six events this season.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings