Team Interstate: Edwards Dominates Englishtown
“What a great weekend all around,” said Mike, who ran the lowest elapsed time of each of the four qualifying rounds and the four rounds of eliminations. “These are the kind of weekends at the race track that you dream about. It felt like one of those races we were making the right call every run and then laying down really good laps.”
Mike now turns his focus to Bristol, where he has won four straight.
Win carries special meaning
The victory was special for Mike and his Oklahoma-based team — a little positive news in what has been a rough couple of weeks.
With the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., on May 20, and then storms that rolled through the Tulsa area on Thursday and Oklahoma City on Friday, it was a challenge for Mike to focus on racing.
“Our hearts were focused more toward home as our fellow Sooners experienced numerous tornadoes,” Mike said.
A tornado came within a mile of the Mike Edwards Motorsports race shop Thursday night. He watched the tornadoes on a live Internet stream from his hotel room.
“It was a very helpless feeling knowing you could do nothing but, just watch,” he said. “Thankfully, we didn’t experience any major damage, but Oklahoma has been impacted and we dedicate this weekend to all those who have lost love ones, homes, or just need to have a little positive in their lives.”
Mike was also happy he could put the I Am Second paint scheme in Victory Circle for the first time this season.
“I want to give special thanks to Norm Miller, Chairman of Interstate Batteries, for giving us the opportunity to share the I Am Second message to the drag racing community,” he said.
Other Team Interstate Results
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kyle finishes 4th in Dover
Kyle Busch led Team Interstate with a fourth-place finish in Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. What appeared to be a promising day for all three Team Interstate/Joe Gibbs Racing teams, with each starting in the top four and leading a portion of the race, ended in disappointment for two. Matt Kenseth suffered an early engine failure, while a blown right front tire sent Hamlin into the wall and ended his day. Read more
Brian Vickers finished 2nd, Matt Kenseth 3rd, Kyle Busch 5th and Elliott Sadler 28th in Dover. Read more
Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series
This week: NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series travels to Pocono, while the Nationwide Series visits Iowa. Motocross rides into Mt. Morris, Pa., and NHRA drag racing takes the week off.