Carl Edwards – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Bob Osborne
Chassis: RK-565 – most recently raced Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 2009). Started 29th and led 28 laps before finishing third – Edwards’ highest finish of the season.
Carl Edwards on racing at Darlington Raceway:
“The Cup race at Darlington is always a blast. It’s grueling and a long and tough race there. We have been very close to winning there. To be able to put my name up there with the list of greats like David Pearson that have won at that track would be an honor. We are going to put everything we got into winning at Darlington.
“I think Mother’s Day is special to all of us, but being in Darlington with our Mother’s is great. It’s real cool to race in front of your Mother. It’s great for her to meet the other driver’s moms. It’s a fun event. To win Saturday night would be a great Mother’s Day gift.”
Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Darlington Raceway:
“Darlington is a tough track and not only for the driver. You have to be really careful with the set up of the race car. The new track surface has a lot of grip and is very smooth. The cars will be very fast and difficult to drive. Carl considers Darlington to be one of his favorite tracks, and we’re hoping to turn our season around and get a good finish there this weekend.”