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Daytona 500 Pole Position: Carl Edwards’ Win Doesn’t Mean Success Next Sunday

The smell of fresh burning rubber is oozing from the Daytona Beach speedway which can only mean one thing: NASCAR is back. Picking up where he left off after finishing second in the Sprint Cup standings last season, Carl Edwards won the Daytona 500 qualifier and will start next week’s pole position in the No. 1 position. Ford teammate Greg Biffle finished second giving Ford his first front-row sweep of the biggest race of the season in five years.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third while Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears round out the Top 5. Edwards ran a 194.738 mph lap to secure the 11th pole of his Sprint Cup career and first at Daytona. It’s a great way to start the season, but the numbers don’t lie, the pole sitter ...

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