R. Mark Stiles

R. Mark Stiles

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From the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake, Virginia, R. Mark Stiles, the owner, news director & editor in chief of Catchfence,™ has been dedicated to auto racing news media coverage, journalism and reporting for almost 17-years. Stiles started in the industry in the fall of 1997 with two columns (Green Flag Black Flag and Breaking Loose) for AOL/Athlete Direct's NASCAR department (ADNASCAR). He later merged Green Flag Black Flag and became the news director with Ryan Seek's CatchFence in 1999. At the beginning of 2001, Stiles went full-time with Catchfence, served as an assistant to the now retired Voice of Daytona Int'l Speedway chief track announcer, Bill Bowser, and In 2005 he acquired full ownership of Catchfence.

Nov 18

Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Race Preview

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2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview

Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:

  • HOMESTEAD-MIAMI:  Edwards and the No. 19 ARRIS team head to Homestead-Miami for the finale of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series.  Edwards and the Joe Gibbs Racing team pulled together a good season and made it one race away from the Championship 4 in their first year together.
  • EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS:  In 11 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami, Edwards has completed 2,938 of 2,942 laps (99.9 percent) and has led for a total of 560 laps.  Edwards won in 2008 and 2010 and has earned five top-five and seven top-10 finishes there.  His average start is 12.0 and his average finish is 9.1.  He has one XFINITY Series win in 2008.
  • RACE INFO:  Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 22nd. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Earnings Avg. Start Avg. Finish
35 2 7 15 3 368 $4,369,393 9.2 14.1

Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Earnings Avg. Start Avg. Finish
408 25 115 202 16 5210 $79,055,613 14.8 13.5

From the Cockpit:

Carl Edwards:  “Phoenix did not end the way we wanted it to, but we head to Homestead with an opportunity to race for fifth in the points, which all things considered, would be a great accomplishment for our team.  I love Homestead.  I’ve had a lot of success there.  It’s a really fun racetrack.  South Florida is a great place to visit in November as well.  We’ll just go down there and have a good time.  We’ll be cheering as hard as we can for Kyle Busch to get a win for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Toyota.  Everyone at JGR has put so much into this season.  As much as I wish our 19 team was able to race for it, we’ll have fun watching Kyle.  For me, some of the most exciting memories I have of racing are at Homestead so it’s a really special place.  We’ll just go there, have a good time and finish the season strong.  I couldn’t be prouder of my guys and everybody on the JGR team for how much effort they put in this season and how close we got to have our shot at the championship.  I think it’s awesome that we can wrap up our first season together strong and on a positive note.  To come home with a win and fifth in points, that would be alright.”

No. 19 ARRIS Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver – Carl Edwards Crew Chief – Darian Grubb Car Chief – Wesley Sherrill
Engineer – Matt Beckman Engineer – Josh Noll Tire Specialist – Kerry Ferris
Mechanic – John Furino Mechanic – Troy Welty Mechanic – Sean Kerlin
Engine Tuner – Steve Ritchie Spotter – Jason Hedlesky Shock Specialist – Drew Bible
Jackman – Trey Burklin Front Tire Changer – Clay Robinson Rear Tire Changer – Kip Wolfmeir
Pit Support – Anwar Parrish Front Tire Carrier – Kevin Harris Rear Tire Carrier – Matt Ver Meer
Pit Support – Ben Surface Gasman – Kenneth Purcell Truck Drivers – Frank Hodel & David Ott


ARRIS is the technology company behind the world’s entertainment and communications. If you watch TV or surf the Internet, chances are you’re using ARRIS technology. Our innovations let service providers across the globe deliver NASCAR to you. Together with Joe Gibbs Racing, Carlos Slim Domit, Carl Edwards, and Daniel Suarez— we’re inventing the future of NASCAR, on the track, and on your screens.

About ARRIS SURFboard® Modems & Gateways

ARRIS SURFboard products are your “gateway” to entertainment. They let you enjoy the latest entertainment, the world’s fastest speeds, and the coolest new services throughout your home, and beyond. And they’re available at your favorite retail store.

Source: Joe Gibbs Racing

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