Carl Edwards had a fast Friday. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led the first practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday afternoon, with a lap of 136.894 miles per hour. He followed that up later Friday snatching the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Sylvania 300 with a lap of 137.980 mph and for the second time this year will lead the field from the top spot at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“The car was super-fast in practice,” Edwards said. “We got a great start to the Chase and we’ve just keeping that rolling. We knew qualifying here’d be important, so we worked on that a lot today. The guys have been working really hard. The cars are good. TRD (Toyota Racing Development) helped me a lot. I’m starting to really enjoy coming to New Hampshire.”
Ten of the 12 drivers in the third and final five minute round of qualifying were drivers in the Chase led by Edwards who also won the pole here in July. It was the third pole of 2015 for Edwards and his 16th pole in 401 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts. MORE>>>