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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Notes from a Pseudo Qualification at Martinsville

Fate, perhaps the racing gods and more than a pinch of good luck have smiled upon current points leader Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing. Due to bad weather and a tight window through which to work, NASCAR was forced to cancel driver qualification for the seventh race of the Chase at Martinsville Speedway. The field was determined by points standing alone; therefore, as the current points leader, Carl Edwards is also the current pole sitter, by default. Even better for team owner Jack Roush is the fact that another one his stable of drivers, Matt Kenseth, will sit second due to his points standing. Thus, Roush Fenway Racing has swept the pole at the "paperclip" without burning a tire or an ounce of fuel. Carl Edwards should, and most li...

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