Edwards snatches pole for the All-Star race at Charlotte

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards, carrying the memory of Dick Trickle on his car, has claimed the pole for the All-Star NASCAR race at Charlotte.

Edwards clocked the fastest time under the new qualifying system ahead of Kurt Busch.

Edwards’ Roush Fenway team-mate Greg Biffle was third fastest.

Aussie Marcos Ambrose will start from 17th in his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford.

Under the new rules for the non-championship All-Star race the drivers had to perform three flying laps including a mandatory four-tyre-change pitstop.

Three more drivers who progress through the Showdown qualifying race will join the 19 drivers who qualified for the All-Star race.

These will be comprised of the winner of the fan vote and the top two Showdown placegetters.

All-Star qualifying

 1 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford 1m11.297s
 2 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Chevrolet 1m12.447s
 3 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Ford 1m12.706s 
 4 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Toyota 1m12.754s
 5 Joey Logano  Penske Ford 1m12.991s
 6 Clint Bowyer Waltrip Toyota 1m13.595s
 7 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Toyota 1m13.719s
 8 Mark Martin Waltrip Toyota 1m14.001s
 9 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Chevrolet 1m14.032s
10 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Chevrolet 1m14.336s
11 Ryan Newman  Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 1m14.716s
12 Brad Keselowski Penske Ford 1m14.989s
13 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 1m15.379s
14 David Ragan Front Row Ford 1m15.778s
15 Dale Earnhardt Jr  Hendrick Chevrolet 1m17.190s
16 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Toyota 1m20.051s
17 Marcos Ambrose Petty Ford 1m22.055s
18 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Chevrolet 1m24.462s
19 Kevin Harvick Childress Chevrolet 

Showdown qualifying

 1 Martin Truex Jr  Waltrip Toyota 27.918s
 2 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 28.023s
 3 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 28.075s
 4 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Ford 28.084s
  5 Casey Mears Germain Ford 28.290s
  6 Jeff Burton Childress Chevrolet 28.398s
 7 Danica Patrick  Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 28.412s
 8 Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet 28.442s 
 9 JJ Yeley  Baldwin Chevrolet 28.504s
10 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 28.577s
11 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Toyota 28.599s
12 Aric Almirola Petty Ford 28.612s
13 Scott Riggs Xxxtreme Ford 28.635s
14 David Gilliland Front Row Ford 28.695s
15 Michael McDowell  Leavine Ford 28.770s
16 David Reutimann BK Toyota 28.810s
17 Mike Bliss  Humphrey Smith Toyota 28.830s
18 Travis Kvapil BK Toyota 28.875s
19 Dave Blaney Baldwin Chevrolet 28.924s
20 Timmy Hill FAS Lane Ford 29.054s
21 Joe Nemechek  NEMCO Toyota 29.346s 
22 David Stremme Swan Toyota 29.385s
23 Brian Keselowski  Keselowski Toyota 29.759s

 

 

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