Edwards takes Texas pole

Edwards celebrates pole at Texas

Edwards celebrates pole at Texas

Carl Edwards has scored his first pole of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season with the fastest time at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Toyota driver is the sixth different pole winner in seven races this season.

Edwards has won at Texas Motor Speedway three times, but his last to Victory Lane in the Sprint Cup Series was back in 2008.

“I like it here, I really enjoy Texas,” Edwards said.

“This is a fun place to race. The tyre, I don’t know what the other guys feel, the tyre and downforce package for me lets me feel like I can go into the corner and move around and feel the tyre underneath me. Even in qualifying, there were times when I got a little sideways and it slid a little bit and I could recover and that’s really fun as a race car driver.

Joining Edwards on the front row will be Joey Logano, who incredibly had exactly the same time as Martin Truex Jr. His faster time in the second segment of qualifying being the tiebreaker to give him the front row spot.

Last year’s winner of the Duck Commander 500, Jimmie Johnson, qualified 11th. While last week’s winner at Martinsville Kyle Busch will go from 15th.

QUALIFYING: Duck Commander 500 – Texas Motor Speedway

 
POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR MPH TIME GAP
1 19 Carl Edwards Stanley 194.609 27.748 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil 193.306 27.935 –0.187
3 78 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 193.306 27.935 –0.187
4 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts 193.036 27.974 –0.226
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Zest Ford Fusion 192.940 27.988 –0.240
6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office 192.912 27.992 –0.244
7 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire + Auto Center 192.885 27.996 –0.248
8 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite 192.685 28.025 –0.277
9 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General 192.362 28.072 –0.324
10 3 Austin Dillon DOW – FlexsoLyt 192.349 28.074 –0.326
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s 191.510 28.197 –0.449
12 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion 190.570 28.336 –0.588
13 14 Brian Vickers TaxAct Military Files Free Chevrolet SS 192.905 27.993 –0.245
14 16 Greg Biffle Kleen Performance Ford Fusion 192.850 28.001 –0.253
15 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries 192.644 28.031 –0.283
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide 192.548 28.045 –0.297
17 5 Kasey Kahne Quicken Loans 192.404 28.066 –0.318
18 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Off Road 192.007 28.124 –0.376
19 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar 191.918 28.137 –0.389
20 42 Kyle Larson Target 191.707 28.168 –0.420
21 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation 191.598 28.184 –0.436
22 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s 191.537 28.193 –0.445
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Bush’s Beans 191.435 28.208 –0.460
24 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield 191.340 28.222 –0.474
25 27 Paul Menard Rockstar Energy / Menards 192.417 28.064 –0.316
26 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery 192.116 28.108 –0.360
27 44 Brian Scott Albertons Co. / Shore Lodge 191.986 28.127 –0.379
28 7 Regan Smith Fire Alarm Services, Inc. Chevrolet 191.775 28.158 –0.410
29 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors 191.476 28.202 –0.454
30 95 Ty Dillon Nexium 24HR Chevrolet SS 191.286 28.230 –0.482
31 23 David Ragan Dr. Pepper 191.252 28.235 –0.487
32 13 Casey Mears GEICO 190.564 28.337 –0.589
33 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport 190.228 28.387 –0.639
34 34 Chris Buescher Love’s Travel Stops 190.121 28.403 –0.655
35 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J 189.367 28.516 –0.768
36 15 Clint Bowyer Visine 189.122 28.553 –0.805
37 98 Cole Whitt TBA 188.193 28.694 –0.946
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Can – Am 185.522 29.107 –1.359
39 30 Josh Wise CrawfestNB.com 184.963 29.195 –1.447
40 55 Reed Sorenson TBA 181.592 29.737 –1.989

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