Carl Edwards hasn’t had much success at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since he finished third in 2008.
But as Edwards gets ready to drive the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing in the Sylvania 300 this weekend, he knows he’s capable of putting on a show once again.
“I think Loudon is a good race track,” Edwards said. “I think the biggest challenge this weekend will be getting our setup right. It’s a short race without a lot of cautions, so qualifying will be important. It’s just the regular stuff we deal with at Loudon trying to get track position, but we’ve been qualifying a lot better lately, and our setups have been pretty good, so I’m very optimistic that we will be contenders.”
Edwards enters the weekend ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, 60 points behind new leader Denny Hamlin.
If Edwards wants to pick up some ground on the leaderboard, he will have to improve on his last three appearances at Loudon, where he’s finished 25th, 17th and 19th.
Roush Fenway Racing is coming to Boston advance of the NASCAR Sylvania 300 at Loudon, N.H., on Sunday, Sept. 19. NESN will have extensive coverage of all the festivities and will air a special edition of NESN Daily called Roush Fenway Racing: Welcome to Boston on Friday, Sept. 17 at 11 p.m.