Daytona, Fla. (July 8, 2013) – Carl Edwards returned to Daytona International Speedway in his No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion hoping for redemption from his earlier performance in the Daytona 500. After multiple wrecks and a tricky night at the 2.5 mile superspeedway, Edwards found himself in the last pile up on the last lap of the race, leaving him with a 29th- place finish.
Edwards started the night from the seventh row in 12th-place, and upon the green was shuffled in traffic to the back by the first caution. Edwards felt his No. 99 Subway Ford was too tight, possible caused by the splitter touching into turns three and four. When he came to pit, the No. 99 team gave him right-side tires and fuel and sent him back out 31st.
The battle of Daytona International Speedway took its toll on Edwards, as controlling water temperature in his Ford became difficult he found himself shifting from top-10 to 26th before he pitted for chassis adjustments on lap 70. It wasn’t until the fifth pit stop did the adjustments made by the No. 99 team come together and Edwards soon found himself pushing back towards the front.
As the remaining eleven laps were in sight and Edwards was moving into 12th-place, another wreck halted the team’s advancements and a red flag dropped when the No. 11 team wrecked Gordon, Kenseth, Allmendinger, Blaney and Kvapil.
Edwards was shuffled back on the restart and was back in 24th-place with a green-white-checkered. Just as the final lap was coming to a close, the No. 13 car came up from underneath and caught Edwards in a wreck sending him to a 29th place finish for the night.
Edwards and the No. 99 team will return to the track next weekend for the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 2 p.m. EST on TNT.