Carl Edwards Wins Pole for Daytona 500

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Last year’s Sprint Cup runner-up got his 2012 season off to a fast start.

Carl Edwards who has never won a Daytona 500 yet in his career, won the pole with a run of 194.738 miles per hour in the qualifier on Sunday.  He beat out teammate Greg Biffle on a windy Sunday in Daytona at the track.

“It’s so neat to come down here and to be so fast and to really have fun qualifying here,” Edwards said. “These are the best race cars we’ve ever had at Daytona. Coming down here I didn’t even consider the pole, so this is huge.”

Biffle will have the No. 2 spot next Sunday at the Great American Race.

“I’m a little disappointed,” Biffle said. “I hate the wind. I guess if you’re out sailing, it’s good. It was singing down the back, but coming down the front I just got a big gust of wind coming off of (turn) four … I knew I didn’t have it.”

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