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Edwards wins pole in Texas

His 2nd pole of 2013
Friday, November 01, 2013

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Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards recovered from a slight bobble to rule the roost in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Friday afternoon, winning the pole position for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 with a fast lap of 196.114 mph at Texas Motor Speedway.

The pole was Edwards’ second of the season, 13th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career and first at the 1.5-mile track, where he has won a series-best three times. He’ll start first in the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the eighth of 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup postseason, scheduled for a 3 p.m. ET green flag (ESPN).

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Reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, driving the No. 2 for Penske Racing, made it an all-Ford front row with a 196.100 mph lap. His time was just two thousandths of a second behind Edwards, who was the 40th of 43 drivers to qualify.

Jimmie Johnson, tied for the series points lead with Matt Kenseth, slightly brushed the Turn 4 wall during his qualifying lap but held the provisional pole the longest, eventually qualifying third in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 195.943 mph.

Paul Menard will start fourth with Kyle Busch fifth.

Kenseth, deadlocked with Johnson but holding the tiebreaker atop the standings as a seven-time winner this year, grabbed the sixth starting spot. Jeff Gordon, third in the Sprint Cup standings and 27 points behind the lead pair, qualified eighth.

JJ Yeley was slowest qualifier after he spun through the infield grass off Turn 4 during his run.

Lineup

Pos Driver # Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 Carl Edwards 99 Ford Aflac 196.114 27.535 Leader
2 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite 196.100 27.537 --0.002
3 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe's 195.943 27.559 --0.024
4 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 195.837 27.574 --0.039
5 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota Snickers 195.780 27.582 --0.047
6 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota Home Depot "Let's Do This" 195.518 27.619 --0.084
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet AMP Energy Gold/ 7-Eleven 195.312 27.648 --0.113
8 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 195.171 27.668 --0.133
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford FORD ECO BOOST 195.129 27.674 --0.139
10 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford Mac Tools 195.030 27.688 --0.153
11 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Time Warner Cable 194.665 27.740 --0.205
12 Joey Logano 22 Ford AAA 194.517 27.761 --0.226
13 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet Outback Steak House 194.384 27.780 --0.245
14 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota FedEx Office 194.377 27.781 --0.246
15 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 194.161 27.812 --0.277
16 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target 193.805 27.863 --0.328
17 Aric Almirola 43 Ford Farmland 193.659 27.884 --0.349
18 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford 193.618 27.890 --0.355
19 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Budweiser 193.604 27.892 --0.357
20 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Caterpillar 193.403 27.921 --0.386
21 Austin Dillon 33 Chevrolet Boot Barn 193.334 27.931 --0.396
22 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota Clorox 193.126 27.961 --0.426
23 Parker Kligerman 30 Toyota Swan Energy-Lean1 193.043 27.973 --0.438
24 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet McDonald's 192.933 27.989 --0.454
25 Elliott Sadler 55 Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 192.905 27.993 --0.458
26 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota Sour Apple Extra Strength 5-hour Energy 192.802 28.008 --0.473
27 Casey Mears 13 Ford No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion 192.651 28.030 --0.495
28 David Gilliland 38 Ford Long John Silver's 192.048 28.118 --0.583
29 David Ragan 34 Ford SAFERCAR.GOV 191.891 28.141 --0.606
30 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy 191.829 28.150 --0.615
31 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet 191.421 28.210 --0.675
32 Trevor Bayne 21 Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 191.347 28.221 --0.686
33 Mark Martin 14 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 190.530 28.342 --0.807
34 Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport 189.880 28.439 --0.904
35 Michael McDowell 98 Ford Phil Parsons Racing 189.321 28.523 --0.988
36 Kyle Larson 51 Chevrolet Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau 189.235 28.536 --1.001
37 Landon Cassill 40 Chevrolet Pirate Oilfield Services 188.561 28.638 --1.103
38 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Burger King-Dr. Pepper 188.344 28.671 --1.136
39 David Reutimann 83 Toyota Burger King-Dr. Pepper 188.285 28.680 --1.145
40 Timmy Hill 32 Ford U.S. Chrome 188.029 28.719 --1.184
41 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota NEMCO-JRR, LLC 187.246 28.839 --1.304
42 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 186.258 28.992 --1.457
43 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet Accell Construction, Inc 146.560 36.845 --9.310

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