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Daytona 500 Qualifying: Why Winning Pole Will Propel Carl Edwards to Victory

Carl Edwards will ride the poll to victory next weekend at Daytona. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.Sure, only nine pole-sitters in the race's history have actually won the race, and it's been 12 years since a pole-sitter reached glory (Dale Jarrett in 2000). But that is also the longest duration between pole-sitters who have achieved victory in the race's history, meaning I will now incorporate the Gambler's fallacy and state that a pole-sitter is due to win.And why not Carl Edwards?He had a fantastic 2011, losing a heartbreaking final race to Tony Stewart that cost him a championship. A win at Daytona would go a long way toward finally putting last year behind him and starting strong in 2012.From ESPN: "It seems like every media q...

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