Toledo: Edwards/RET Racing preview
CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING WRAPS UP THE SEASON AT TOLEDO MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Carl Edwards/ RE Technologies Racing team will wrap up their 2010 season this weekend at the "Rollie Beale 150" at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio. The ...
CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING WRAPS UP THE SEASON AT TOLEDO
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Carl Edwards/ RE Technologies Racing team will wrap up their 2010 season this weekend at the "Rollie Beale 150" at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio. The team's two young drives have made steady improvements through the season.
"It been an awesome experience this year," said Justin Carver, pilot of the No. 991 Memphis Fence / Dyno Tech entry. "At the beginning of the season, Bobby Santos helped me in my first trip to Iowa Speedway. Jeff Swindell has been a big help at places like Eldora and Terre Haute."
"We've been able to share information that has been able to help all of us," said Derek Hagar, driver of the No. 91 Conrad Sand and Gravel / Dyno Tech/ J&J entry.
Carver and Hagar have enjoyed leaning on the knowledge of USAC veteran Jeff Swindell.
"I think Jeff and I have the same feelings about a couple of things with the cars," added Carver. "It's all kind of a team effort. He is glad to help young and upcoming people like me be as good as they can be."
"Having Jeff on the team was been a terrific," said Hagar. " Knowing what the car can do and drive it into the corner because he has been to these tracks and won. We trade information back and forth of what he thinks works and what I think works, getting the best of both worlds."
"It's fun being around young guys like Derek and Justin," said Jeff Swindell, driver of the No. 199 Roush / Yates Ford Racing/ Red Line Oil entry. "It good to have been a teammate with them too. I can't ask for a nicer set of circumstances for all of the people around me. We have learned a lot each time we have been out and have been a contender every race."
This weekend at the "Rollie Beale 150" at Toledo Speedway, the tables will be turned as Jeff Swindell with climb into a pavement USAC Silver Crown car for the first time in several years.
"It think it will take a few laps to get acclimated to the car," said Swindell. The team has been strong on the pavement this season. "Hopefully we will have a little more luck than the talent."
Justin Carver finished 5th in his first trip to Berlin Raceway earlier this season. The grass roots racer is hoping to repeat with another top five at Toledo.
"The pavement has kind of my strong seat all year. Toledo is about the same size of Berlin Raceway so hopefully we can get another top five."
-source: carl edwards/ret racing