Martinsville, Va. (April 7, 2013) – In Friday’s qualifying round, Carl Edwards took the No. 99 Fastenal Ford around the circuit’s shortest track with a 19.33 second lap (97.96 mph), starting him 9th for today’s STP Gas Booster 500.
“I hate to say I’m happy with that lap, but I am,” said Edwards. “That was a pretty good lap for me. If we could do it again, we could be faster. The guys made some changes that we wanted. We needed one more run in practice. The warm-up lap I tried something and then the first lap I tried something different and finally the last lap I did what I knew I could do. The car is pretty fast, though. It’s faster than I was on that run.
This makes the 6th time Edwards’s will start in the top-10 at Martinsville, where he has one top-five and five top-10 finishes.
Coverage of the STP Gas Booster 500 begins today at 12:30 on FOX.