Stanley Racing

Race Preview: Homestead-Miami

Carl Edwards / No. 19 Preview

Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway NO. 19 NEWS AND NOTES

HOMESTEAD-MIAMI: Edwards and the No. 19 ARRIS team are locked into the “Championship 4” and head to Homestead-Miami for the finale of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series. Edwards has been waiting since 2011, when he tied for the Championship and just narrowly lost by the tie breaker.

EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS: In 12 Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami, Edwards has completed 3205 of 3209 laps (99.9 percent) and has led for a total of 568 laps. Edwards won in 2008 and 2010 and has earned five top-five and seven top-10 finishes there. His average start is 11.6 and his average finish is 9.2. He has one XFINITY Series win in 2008.

RACE INFO: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 20th. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

EDWARDS’ CAREER SPRINT CUP SERIES STATS FOR HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY 12 Races 2 WINS 5 TOP-5's 7 TOP-10's 2 POLES

No. 19 Team Carl Edwards and Dave Rogers

FROM THE COCKPIT

"Alright, we are headed to Homestead, tied for the points lead and have a chance to win the Championship. It doesn’t get any better than this. We’ve had a lot of fun this year and everybody on this team is looking forward to this opportunity. We had a pretty decent test down there at Homestead and at the last two mile-and-a-half tracks we’ve been very fast, both at Kansas and Texas, so I feel like we’re going to be able to do some good there. This kind of weekend is as good as it gets. Everything we do all weekend will count, everything is important, and it’s those kinds of situations that make for some fun competition. We’ve got three tough competitors that we’ve got to beat. I know they’re going to bring their “A” game and that really makes it special, too. Joey (Logano) going for his first Championship, Jimmie (Johnson) going for his seventh, and Kyle (Busch) is the defending his champ. If we’re able to triumph over those guys, that’s cause for celebration, so I’m really, really excited. I’ve got a big smile on my face. We want to put ARRIS in victory lane. They’ve come into our sport in a huge way and they’ve been so supportive. Bob Stanzione, Bruce McLelland, the new CEO and Ron Coppock, President are bringing a whole bunch of folks down to enjoy the sun in Miami and hopefully they smell like champagne when we leave.” - Carl Edwards, No. 19 Driver

FROM THE PIT BOX

"It’s unbelievable to think that we’re already talking about the final race of the 2016 season. This season has been extremely enjoyable. We’ve built some tight bonds on the No.19 team and we’ve put together some memorable races. Now we have an opportunity to compete for the Sprint Cup championship in Homestead. I’m really proud of this race team and looking forward to putting it all on the line with them one more time this season.” - Dave Rogers, No. 19 Crew Chief

NO. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Team

Driver: Carl Edwards

Engineer: Lee Hallman

Mechanic: Zack Miller

Engine Tuner: James Dudley

Jackman: Trey Burklin

Pit Support: Matt Tyrrell

Pit Support: Ben Surface

Truck Driver: Kyle Bazzell

Crew Chief: Dave Rogers

Engineer: Chris Yerges

Mechanic: Jerad Hewitt

Spotter: Jason Hedlesky

F. Tire Changer: Clay Robinson

F. Tire Carrier: Kevin Harris

Gasman: Kenneth Purcell

Truck Driver: Jeff Icenhour

Car Chief: Eric Phillips

Tire Specialist: Jamie Turski

Mechanic: Joe Florelli

Shock Specialist: Ron Denton

R. Tire Changer: Kip Wolfmeir

R. Tire Carrier: Matt Ver Meer