Carl Edwards Riding Phoenix Momentum


Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fresh off his win at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend, Carl Edwards would like to get back in Victory Lane this Sunday at the Kobalt Tools 400 in Las Vegas.

Edwards edged Jimmie Johnson last weekend and currently sits 11th in the Sprint Cup standings.

“Since the test in Charlotte this offseason, the whole 99 team has been looking forward to the race in Vegas,” Edwards said. “We’re going to Las Vegas to make it two-in-a-row. We feel like we can use the momentum we’ve got and the confidence we built there in Phoenix to go have great pit stops, qualify well and race hard all day.

Johnson leads the Sprint Cup standings two races into the season and has won four times (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are eight points behind Johnson headed into the weekend.

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