Carl Edwards scores a career first pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17:  Carl Edwards, left, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz and the Coors Light Pole Award decal after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2015 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

LOUDON, NH – JULY 17: Carl Edwards, left, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz and the Coors Light Pole Award decal after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2015 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It seems that Joe Gibbs Racing has found something.  A week after the four-car team had all of their cars finish in the top five, becoming the first team since August 2008 at Michigan to do so, Carl Edwards led the JGR contingent Friday winning the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Edwards ran a lap of 28.179 seconds, 135.164 mph, early in the final five-minute session to secure his 14th career pole, his first of the season and his first at the 1-mile oval in Loudon New Hampshire.  His teammate Kyle Busch, who won last week at Kentucky will start fourth, third JGR driver Denny Hamlin fifth and fourth driver Matt Kenseth eighth.

“Right now it just feels right,” Edwards said. MORE>>>

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