Carl Edwards Tops Starting Lineup For NASCAR Race At Phoenix

Subway-sponsored driver Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 race at Phoenix International Raceway, snatching the top spot from Kasey Kahne late in Saturday's qualifying session.

Kurt Busch was second and Kahne ended up third under NASCAR's new qualifying format, which puts the fastest cars from practice at the end of the session – allowing the pole to change hands many times.

Kyle Busch was fourth and Regan Smith was fifth, with Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Brad Keselowski and Greg Biffle completing the top 10.

Brian Keselowski, the Cinderella story at Daytona, missed the race and was sent home. Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne qualified 33rd.

The complete starting lineup for Phoenix:

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Kasey Kahne
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Regan Smith
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Jamie McMurray
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. Greg Biffle
  11. David Ragan
  12. Denny Hamlin
  13. Paul Menard
  14. Ryan Newman
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Clint Bowyer
  17. Kevin Harvick
  18. Tony Stewart
  19. Brian Vickers
  20. Jeff Gordon
  21. Bobby Labonte
  22. Juan Pablo Montoya
  23. Mark Martin
  24. Matt Kenseth
  25. Jeff Burton
  26. David Reutimann
  27. Casey Mears
  28. Jimmie Johnson
  29. Marcos Ambrose
  30. David Gilliland
  31. Robby Gordon
  32. Joe Nemechek
  33. Trevor Bayne
  34. Michael McDowell
  35. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  36. Mike Skinner
  37. Landon Cassill
  38. JJ Yeley
  39. Bill Elliott
  40. Travis Kvapil
  41. Andy Lally
  42. Tony Raines
  43. Dave Blaney

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