Edwards hopes for continued success at Vegas

Carl Edwards last won at Leas Vegas in March of 2011. (Getty Images)
Carl Edwards last won at Leas Vegas in March of 2011. (Getty Images)
Carl Edwards last won at Leas Vegas in March of 2011. (Getty Images)

Prior to last weekend, the last time Carl Edwards had won a race was in 2011; the place, Las Vegas Motor Speedway site of this Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400. After last weekend’s win at Phoenix, the question becomes can Edwards do it again?

Edwards, now paired with new crew chief cagy veteran Jimmy Fennig, broke a 70 race winless streak last week. His last win came at Vegas and based on his record here in the last eight races, he has another win that coming in 2008, along with three top-five and four top-10 finishes including a fifth place in this race last season, Edwards could be poised for a repeat performance Sunday.

“I know this is probably wrong to admit, but I didn’t really have Phoenix marked on the calendar as the one that we were going to go win the first race,” Edwards said.  “I was looking at Vegas as the race that would be the really good one, so I’m really excited about Vegas.  After seeing my pit crew perform at Phoenix, I’m going to Vegas to win this thing this weekend. I think we’re going to be real tough at Vegas.  I think we’re going to be good, so I have a real high expectation there.  I hope we can meet it.” MORE>>>

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