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Carl Edwards Takes Pole Position For Daytona 500

Daytona 500 - Qualifying
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Carl Edwards won his first Daytona 500 Pole during Qualifying on Sunday of the Super Bowl of Motorsports.

Edwards qualified with a speed of 194.738 to take the top spot in next Sunday’s race. Edwards teammate Greg Biffle qualified second making it a front row sweep for Rousch Fenway Racing. Those 2 positions are locked. The rest of the pack will be determined this Thursday with the Gatorade Duels.

Here are the complete qualifying results from Sunday courtesy of NASCAR.com:

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 194.738 46.216 Leader
2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 194.087 46.371 -0.155
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard 194.028 46.385 -0.169
4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 193.999 46.392 -0.176
5 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 193.844 46.429 -0.213
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 193.803 46.439 -0.223
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 193.665 46.472 -0.256
8 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Ford EcoBoost 193.665 46.472 -0.256
9 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 193.615 46.484 -0.268
10 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 193.607 46.486 -0.270
11 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 193.503 46.511 -0.295
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 193.449 46.524 -0.308
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield “Helping Hungry Homes” 193.382 46.540 -0.324
14 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak / Menards 193.374 46.542 -0.326
15 34 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Truck Bed Liners 193.249 46.572 -0.356
16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 193.245 46.573 -0.357
17 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army / Quicken Loans 193.224 46.578 -0.362
18 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 193.121 46.603 -0.387
19 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 192.992 46.634 -0.418
20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 192.914 46.653 -0.437
21 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 192.868 46.664 -0.448
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 192.843 46.670 -0.454
23 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 192.777 46.686 -0.470
24 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 192.600 46.729 -0.513
25 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 192.583 46.733 -0.517
26 26 Tony Raines Ford Front Row Motorsports 192.534 46.745 -0.529
27 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 191.963 46.884 -0.668
28 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s Brown 191.873 46.906 -0.690
29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats 191.840 46.914 -0.698
30 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 191.738 46.939 -0.723
31 109 Kenny Wallace Toyota American Ethanol 191.567 46.981 -0.765
32 32 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy 191.522 46.992 -0.776
33 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 191.506 46.996 -0.780
34 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 191.363 47.031 -0.815
35 33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet General Mills / Kroger 191.270 47.054 -0.838
36 140 Michael Waltrip Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 191.180 47.076 -0.860
37 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 191.160 47.081 -0.865
38 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 191.127 47.089 -0.873
39 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” 191.062 47.105 -0.889
40 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love / Curb Records 190.990 47.123 -0.907
41 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 190.605 47.218 -1.002
42 38 David Gilliland Ford MHP Power Pak Pudding 190.046 47.357 -1.141
43 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Kroger 190.022 47.363 -1.147
44 97 Bill Elliott Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 189.950 47.381 -1.165
45 37 Mike Wallace Ford Poynt.com 189.853 47.405 -1.189
46 93 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King 189.235 47.560 -1.344
47 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Toyota North Texas Pipe 188.438 47.761 -1.545
48 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Mapei / Menards / Speed Energy 188.229 47.814 -1.598
49 249 J.J. Yeley Toyota America Israel Racing 187.954 47.884 -1.668

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