NASCAR completed its second day of testing the new Nationwide Series cars for its inaugural points race at Daytona on July 2nd. The reviews so far have been positive. Yesterday the media had a chance to talk with Columbia, MO. native Carl Edwards.
That Daytona race is the first of four points races for the new car in 2010. The others are at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 14, Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 10 and Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 15.
On Wednesday, Joe Balash, NASCAR Nationwide Series director said. “We had most of the cars that were here go out and take turns leading the pack, running the inside lane and outside lane, trying to work their way up through the field.” On Tuesday, teams spent most of the day in single-car runs, making adjustments to prepare for their first drafting opportunity late in the afternoon.
“I think we’ve got a lot of adjustments left in the car,” Balash said. “We had differing comments from the drivers as I walked through the garage and talked to them. To some drivers, the cars are loose and to some, they were tight during the drafting session.”
Among those was Edwards who drives the No. 60 for Roush Fenway. It was his first chance to drive in the new car. “If we can get the cars tuned a little better, (get) the balance better and then maybe that practice day on Wednesday before we come and work on the cars a little more, hopefully they’ll be a little bit more predictable.” Listen to Edward’s comments below.