With drivers' title all but a lock, Edwards wants owners' title for Roush
Carl Edwards isn't going to be happy to just run away with the drivers' title. He wants to make sure he secures the owners' title for Roush Fenway Racing, writes Rupen Fofaria.
Updated: October 11, 2007, 3:37 PM ETBy Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com
AROUND THE GARAGEThe drivers' championship in the Busch Series has gotten so out of hand that even points leader Carl Edwards is bored with it.
"We do have the big picture in mind," he said recently. "Owners' points."
KELLER READY TO BREAK RECORD
HAMLIN HOPING TO TURN TIDEDenny Hamlin has not had the greatest success at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In five starts at the 1.5-mile track, he has only one top-10 and an average finish of 24.2. If you ask him, though, he just needs some more experience at the intermediate-sized racetrack. "I need more laps before I'll be really comfortable out there," he said. "The high-banked intermediates have been a little bit of a struggle for us, even though we've still managed to put up some good results. I know we have the equipment for it, so for someone like me who has only made a handful of Cup starts at some tracks, it really does help to turn a bunch of laps to get used to the track under a variety of conditions."
STEVEN GETS AX FROM DAD, KIND OFRusty Wallace Inc. announced that Cup driver Reed Sorenson will pilot the No. 66 Dodge around Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend. That leaves Steven Wallace, Rusty Wallace's son, watching from the outside. Rusty Wallace said it was not a reflection of his son's abilities. "Our entire organization and all of our partners are 110 percent behind Steve," he said. "This is absolutely not a reflection on his ability or potential; we want to do everything it takes to put him and our 66 car back up front where they belong."
EURY JR.'S NEW GIGTony Eury Jr., now the former crew chief for the No. 8 Chevy driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Nextel Cup Series, will pull chief duties for Brad Keselowski, the driver for the Earnhardt-owned JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet.
Rupen Fofaria has covered NASCAR for ESPN.com since 2002. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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