Carl Edwards wins Daytona 500 pole
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Carl Edwards fell bitterly short in last season's bid to win the NASCAR championship.
He's starting 2012 out front.
Edwards, who lost the championship last season on a tie-breaker to Tony Stewart, won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500, beating teammate Greg Biffle for the top starting spot during a windy Sunday qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway.
Edwards turned a lap at 194.738 mph -- the fastest pole-winning speed since ...
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2012 Daytona 500
The 54th running of the Daytona 500 is in the books. What started as a new season of hope for all ended its first chapter with one of the most memorable events in NASCAR history.