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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA Texas 500 at Texas – Race Line-Up

Carl Edwards blistered Turns 3 and 4 at the end of a hair-raising qualifying lap that was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 40th of 43 drivers to make a qualifying attempt in Friday’s time trials at the 1.5-mile track, Edwards covered the distance in 27.535 seconds (196.114 mph) to edge fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski (196.100 mph) for the top starting spot in the eighth Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race by .002 seconds.

Jimmie Johnson (195.943 mph) qualified third, three positions ahead ofMatt Kenseth (195.518 mph), who is tied with Johnson for the top spot in the series standings with three Chase races left. Third-place Jeff Gordon, who trails the leaders by 27 points, earned the eighth starting spot, one position behind Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

POS Driver Car # Make
1 Carl Edwards 99 Ford
2 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford
3 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet
4 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet
5 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota
6 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet
8 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford
10 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford
11 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet
12 Joey Logano 22 Ford
13 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet
14 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota
15 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota
16 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet
17 Aric Almirola 43 Ford
18 Greg Biffle 16 Ford
19 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet
20 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet
21 Austin Dillon 33 Chevrolet
22 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota
23 Parker Kligerman 30 Toyota
24 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet
25 Elliott Sadler 55 Toyota
26 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota
27 Casey Mears 13 Ford
28 David Gilliland 38 Ford
29 David Ragan 34 Ford
30 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet
31 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet
32 Trevor Bayne 21 Ford
33 Mark Martin 14 Chevrolet
34 Josh Wise 35 Ford
35 Michael McDowell 98 Ford
36 Kyle Larson 51 Chevrolet
37 Landon Cassill 40 Chevrolet
38 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota
39 David Reutimann 83 Toyota
40 Timmy Hill 32 Ford
41 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota
42 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet
43 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet

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