Frustrating Night For Edwards

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Monday, Oct 27 1388

Carl Edwards started 11th in the Goody’s 500. Only one problem—that was the highlight of his day at Martinsville.

Edwards’ No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford lost ground throughout the race, fell a lap down at one point but, with a free pass as the highest-scored lapped car, eventually finished 20th.

Now sixth in the standings, 20 points behind leader Jeff Gordon, Edwards has but one objective in the last two races of the Chase’s Eliminator Round.

“We’ll go to Texas and go for the win,” Edwards said. “We’ll go to Phoenix and go for the win there, and that’s all we can do.”

Edwards, however, has been strong in recent races at intermediate speedways, and he has three victories at Texas Motor Speedway, the next venue on the schedule.

“We ran fifth at Kansas and eighth at Charlotte,” he said. “We’ve got a bunch of wins at Texas (three), so there’s nothing saying we can’t go there and do it.

“We’ve got a test coming up this week, and we’ll keep digging. These guys don’t quit.”