After what has been seen as a struggle the past few years at Roush Fenway Racing, Carl Edwards is as confident as ever that they are back on track. This season Edwards already has a win under his belt and is coming to a track in Richmond where he’s had success as of late.
“I think we have it out of reverse and are in a forward gear now which is important. That is the key. This sport – what happens from my perspective is this sport moves forward so quickly. You have to move forward at that rate or great. At Roush Fenway we picked up our superspeedway program and our short track program but the 1.5 mile program which has been our bread and butter for a long time that has not been very good. We have been working very hard on it,” explained Edwards.
Getting the 1.5 mile program in line is critical, as that makes up the majority of the Sprint Cup Series schedule.
“For us to have a legitimate shot at this championship we have to fix that and everyone is working as hard as they can. There is a lot of things on the table and if any of them proved to be helpful it will only be better for us. As a group we are working as hard as we can. I believe we have a really good shot at winning this race here and we are fast at Phoenix and even were fast at Martinsville. We will probably be good at Dover too. We just have to be better at the 1.5 mile tracks,” Edwards commented.
While Richmond is not a 1.5 mile track, adding another win can certain put a boost in Edwards and his team’s step. The Toyota Owners 400 gets underway at 7 PM EST and can be seen on FOX.