Carl Edwards sets Phoenix lap record
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Carl Edwards won the pole at Phoenix International Raceway in Friday's qualifying with a track-record lap.
Edwards ran a lap of 136.389 mph in a Ford for Roush-Fenway Racing to earn the top starting spot in Sunday's race. He broke the record of 135.854 set by Ryan Newman in 2004.
"It's very important to start up front, and it's one of the things we've been focusing on, qualifying," Edwards said. "It's really important here. This track, like almost all tracks ...
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