DEARBORN - With the Sochi Winter Olympics kicking off last week, Ford Racing thought it was the perfect time to ask some of the fastest men on the planet how they would construct a team to take on one of the Olympics’ fastest sports; four-man bobsled. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Joey Logano all weighed in on their choices for the perfect bobsled quartet made of only those available in the NASCAR garage.
RICKY STENHOUSE Jr., No. 17 Nationwide Ford Fusion – “I will definitely take Danica as our front person. She is super-light and can fit in there perfectly. I think Carl is definitely going to be in the back pushing. We need someone back there that is crazy-strong, so Carl is my pick for that. Throw me in the middle somewhere. I think my other pick would be Jimmie Johnson. As much as he does his triathlons, I feel like his legs must be really strong to push, not to mention the guy can obviously steer pretty well. I would go with those three to join me. Danica, Jimmie and Carl. That is a pretty good team, I think.”
GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 3M Ford Fusion – “So I would go with Kyle Larson as the front guy cause we need someone that is small. I will put Ricky with me in the middle and I know for sure I want Carl in the back of that thing. Kyle is the smallest and lightest and I don’t know if he is fast on his feet but that kid can drive. Kasey Kahne might be a good pick too. He has the right body type to be that first guy. We have to have Carl because you want someone that is strong to give you that power, so I have to go with Carl. I will go with Ricky because I want medium-sized guys in the middle with me. I don’t want a big guy with me in the middle. I think that team would have a shot at a gold medal. I just sure as heck don’t want to wreck.”
CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion – “First, let me say that the other guys are picking me to go in the back, which is flattering, but the issue is I wouldn’t ride with any of those guys if they are driving (laughter). Seriously though, I would pick Ricky to be the driver because he is a smaller guy. I’ve seen a couple jackmen that I think would be good. I think I want Cameron (Cobb) from my pit crew to be in the middle with me. Paul Menard would be pretty good just because of that beard he has. That guy just looks like a winter Olympian doesn’t he? Actually, I think I would take Aric Almirola. He is strong, fast, I think he would be a good guy for it. So let’s put Ricky up front, Aric and myself in the middle and my jackman Cameron in the back. That is a winning combination right there.”
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – “For sure Carl is going in the back. I want him back there pushing that thing for as long as possible. I think I need Jimmie Johnson in there. I think we need a heavy guy, so let me take Tony Stewart too. That is three, and then including myself, there we have our four-man team. I want to be the driver though. I don’t trust anyone else to drive for me either, so that is perfect.”