Carl Edwards scores second consecutive NASCAR pole winning top spot at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 25: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, and Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz pose with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 25:  Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, and Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz pose with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 25: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, and Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz pose with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

For the second week in row, the same two cars will lead the field to the green for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race Sunday. Carl Edwards won the pole for the Crown Royal 400 Saturday with Joey Logano securing the second place starting spot.  Edwards won the pole last week at New Hampshire, Logano started second.

The biggest drama Saturday came from hometown hero Tony Stewart. Stewart, who has been struggling all season long, won the first of two rounds of qualifying to the roars of approval from the crowd.  He went out last in the final round and came up just short of winning the pole, but will still have a decent starting spot, fourth on Sunday.

“Tony (Stewart) had me nervous – he was so fast in that first round,” Edwards said. MORE>>>

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