NASCAR & Auto Racing

Edwards, Bowyer have different views of home-track event

Clint Bowyer says he feels pressure to do well in races at Kansas Speedway, which is less than two hours from his hometown of Emporia, Kan.

Carl Edwards doesn't feel that same kind of pressure racing in front of family and friends. The driver from Columbia, Mo., relishes the chance to win with hometown fans looking on, counting his 2004 win in a Truck series race among his favorite memories.

"I wouldn't say I'm stressed out here - I just look at it as a really good opportunity to run well in front of people I know and who have helped me," Edwards said.

"The win here in the trucks was huge and I know when I go out there on Sunday there will be a lot of people out there I know, I grew up with or helped me up there in the grandstands. To win the Cup race here in Kansas, that would be the biggest win on the schedule."