Edwards Looking to Continue Success in Texas
FORT WORTH, TX -- After taking a week off for the Easter weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is heading to Texas. Carl Edwards, who currently sits 11th in the points, has won five times in Roush Fenway Fords at Texas and is excited about the chance of earning his fourth Sprint Cup win at the 1.5-mile oval this weekend.
"They have a great race track there and we have had huge success at Texas," said Edwards. "We would like to go there and get a fourth win. We have run really welI at these mile and a half (tracks). I think Vegas was a good run for our whole Roush Fenway team. We had three top-five cars there, so we will go there to win this race.
"When you win at Texas it is always exciting," added Edwards. "You get to stand there in victory lane and everybody gets a cowboy hat and then they hand you loaded handguns (with blanks) that you shoot off there. It is a lot of fun. It's Texas. It's a fun place to go visit, a great race track and hopefully we can get a win, and Saturday night racing is a lot of fun."
Edwards believes the future for RFR should be as bright - or even brighter - than the past.
"(General Manager) Robbie (Reiser) and (head engineer) Chip (Bolin) and all the guys at the shop have been working hard all year to build the very best race cars that we have ever had," said Edwards. "They are very good cars. The cars are lighter and we've learned some things. Doug Yates and the guys at the engine shop have worked really hard with this FR9 to make sure we have a ton of power, which is hugely important on a mile-and-a-half race track (like Texas).
Saturday night's Sprint Cup race is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised live on FOX. Roush Fenway is looking for its record-extending ninth Sprint Cup Series win at TMS.