Mar 05, 2013
Carl Edwards 2013 NSCS Kobalt Tools 400 Race Preview
Press Release

Carl Edwards (Aflac) - Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images
Carl Edwards (Aflac) - Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images
Carl Edwards – Kobalt Tools 400 Advance

Team: No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Chassis: Primary - RK- 831 new chassis; Backup - RK – 808 backup – last ran in Atlanta


  • Edwards in the 400

In eight starts at the 1.5-mile Vegas track, Edwards has two wins, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. His average start is 13.5, and his average finish is 10.2. Edwards has completed every lap of Cup competition attempted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and aim to repeat his 2011 win at this track.

  • Edwards at Las Vegas

According to NASCAR’s Loop Statistics compiled over the last eight races at Vegas, Edwards has turned 139 of the track’s fastest laps (sixth most), spent 1501 laps in the top 15 and led a total of 160 laps. Edwards’ driver rating is sixth best among active drivers.

  • The Car

The No. 99 Team will roll out RK – 831 which is a new chassis for intermediate tracks for the 2013 season.

  • Primary Sponsor Note

Aflac will carry out their primary paint scheme for the fifth consecutive sponsorship season of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion.


Edwards quotes on the Kobalt Tools 400

“Since the test in Charlotte this off season, the whole 99 team has been looking forward to the race in Vegas,” said Edwards. “We feel that we have a very fast Aflac Ford Fusion and that all the Ford’s should be pretty tough there. We’re going to Las Vegas to make it two in a row. We feel like we can use the momentum we’ve got and the confidence we built there in Phoenix to go have great pit stops, qualify well and race hard all day.”

2013 No. 99 Aflac Team 

Name                                       Duties                                                  Hometown

Darren Beach                            Catch Front Tire                                     New Franklin, M.O.

Cameron Cobb                          Jackman                                              Washington, I.L.

Justin Coble                              Spot Rear Tire                                       Greensboro, N.C.

Richie Davis                              Car Chief/Grille                                      Miami, F.L.

Greg Emmer                             Road Mechanic/Front Hose                    Allenton, W.I.

Jimmy Fennig                           Crew Chief                                            Milwaukee, W.I.

Joey Fennig                              Windshield                                            Harrisburg, N.C.

Jason Hedlesky                        Spotter                                                 Clinton, M.I.

Doug Impsen                Motor Specialist/Sign Board/Spot Front Tire        Pequannock, N.J.

Norm Lowe                               Catch Rear Tire                                      Webster, M.A.

Zach Marquardt                         Road Mechanic/Tire Runner                    Lena, W.I.

Dave McDonald                        Shock Specialist/2nd Gas Man                Clinton, M.I.

Ryan McCray                            Rear Tire Carrier                                     Highland, C.A.

Matt Millard                               Truck Driver                                          Middleton, W.I.

Jon Moore                                Rear Tire Changer                                  Gainesville, G.A.

Justin Nottestad                        Front Tire Changer                                 Cambridge, W.I.

Collin Pasi                                Front Tire Carrier                                    Concord, N.C.

Garrett Reding                           Mechanic                                              Rockton, I.L.

Greg Rimmer                             2nd Truck Driver                                      Charlotte, N.C.

Nick Sandler                             Engineer                                               Ashville, N.C.

Randy Seals                             Engineer                                               Ashville, N.C.

Dave Smith                               Mechanic                                              Baltimore, M.D.

Don Stern                                 Mechanic                                              Burnt Hills, N.Y.

Scott Swift                                Tire Specialist                                       Kannapolis, N.C.

Shawn Ward                              Gas Man                                               Hickory, N.C.

Jim Watson                               Catch Gas Can/Gas Runner                    Greenfield, W.I.

Source: Roush Fenway Racing, Press Release

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