Carl Edwards wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

For the second consecutive 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race weekend, Carl Edwards finds himself on the pole, as he ran the top qualifying lap speed of 127.997 MPH in Friday’s Food City 500 qualifying session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

This was Edwards’ second series pole and sixth top-10 starting position of the season, his 18th series career pole in 417 races and his third series pole in 24 race at BMS.

Matt Kenseth will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 127.419 MPH, and he’ll be followed by Joey Logano (127.191 MPH) starting third, Denny Hamlin (126.804) fourth and Kyle Busch (126.553) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Jimmie Johnson (126.461 MPH) starting from sixth, Kevin Harvick (126.112) seventh, Martin Truex Jr. (126.021) eighth, while AJ Allmendinger and Trevor Bayne (with the identical lap speed of 125.815 MPH) will start ninth and 10th respectively.

With only 40 drivers attempting to fill the 40-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a early morning session from 8:30 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 56th annual Food City 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Food City 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 19 Carl Edwards 14.974 15.129 14.991 Leader
2 20 Matt Kenseth 15.002 15.137 15.059 -0.068
3 22 Joey Logano 14.943 15.080 15.086 -0.027
4 11 Denny Hamlin 14.996 15.165 15.132 -0.046
5 18 Kyle Busch 15.046 15.078 15.162 -0.030
6 48 Jimmie Johnson 15.126 15.166 15.173 -0.011
7 4 Kevin Harvick 15.145 15.178 15.215 -0.042
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 15.106 15.239 15.226 -0.011
9 47 AJ Allmendinger 15.165 15.290 15.251 -0.025
10 6 Trevor Bayne 15.155 15.277 15.251 0.000
11 5 Kasey Kahne 15.212 15.281 15.261 -0.010
12 2 Brad Keselowski 15.098 15.160 15.266 -0.005
13 1 Jamie McMurray 15.052 15.291 Eliminated -0.131
14 27 Paul Menard 15.154 15.294 Eliminated -0.003
15 3 Austin Dillon 15.061 15.297 Eliminated -0.003
16 13 Casey Mears 15.122 15.299 Eliminated -0.002
17 31 Ryan Newman 15.221 15.307 Eliminated -0.008
18 21 Ryan Blaney # 15.068 15.310 Eliminated -0.003
19 24 Chase Elliott # 15.154 15.334 Eliminated -0.024
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 15.186 15.344 Eliminated -0.010
21 34 Chris Bueshcher # 15.208 15.351 Eliminated -0.007
22 43 Aric Almirola 15.166 15.353 Eliminated -0.002
23 16 Greg Biffle 15.139 15.400 Eliminated -0.047
24 23 David Ragan 15.188 15.417 Eliminated -0.017
25 42 Kyle Larson 15.226 Eliminated -0.038
26 41 Kurt Busch 15.249 Eliminated -0.023
27 44 Brian Scott # 15.256 Eliminated -0.007
28 38 Landon Cassill 15.268 Eliminated -0.012
29 7 Regan Smith 15.272 Eliminated -0.004
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto 15.278 Eliminated -0.006
31 95 Michael McDowell 15.316 Eliminated -0.038
32 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 15.325 Eliminated -0.009
33 10 Danica Patrick 15.350 Eliminated -0.025
34 14 Ty Dillon (i) 15.427 Eliminated -0.077
35 30 Josh Wise 15.444 Eliminated -0.017
36 15 Clint Bowyer 15.456 Eliminated -0.012
37 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 15.561 Eliminated -0.105
38 55 Reed Sorenson 15.569 Eliminated -0.008
39 98 Cole Whitt 15.625 Eliminated -0.056
40 46 Michael Annett 15.694 Eliminated -0.069

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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