(BROOKLYN, Mich.) — Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Edwards sits in second in the points standings, 55 behind leader Jimmie Johnson, and is looking forward to racing at the track he made Sprint Cup debut at.
“The new track is super fun to race on,” said Edwards, who had a qualifying speed of 202.452 mph. “The pavement seems like it has aged more in a year than a lot of new track surfaces have, and hopefully we can keep developing a Goodyear tire and keep making it softer and softer to where it becomes the old Michigan here in a year or two. I think that is going to be awesome.”
Kurt Busch finished in second, followed by Kasey Kahne in third.
“It’s just a good feeling — to be on the front row four times this year,” Busch said. “So we’re just going to keep rolling. To be second, that’s qualifying, now we’ve just got to step into the race, and that’s where we’ve got to close the deal.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race last year.
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