Ed­wards leads JGR’s 1-2-3 sweep

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - SPORTS -

BRIS­TOL, TENN. >> Carl Ed­wards is look­ing for Sprint Cup gold and there are few more suc­cess­ful spots for him this sea­son than Bris­tol Mo­tor Speed­way.

Ed­wards won from the pole at the track in April and on Fri­day led Joe Gibbs Rac­ing’s Olympic-style 1-2-3 sweep of the top three spots in qual­i­fy­ing for the Sat­ur­day night race.

Ed­wards had a fast lap of 131.407 mph on the con­crete sur­face of the half-mile track in the fi­nal seg­ment of the three-round knock­out qual­i­fy­ing. He bested team­mates Denny Ham­lin in sec­ond and Kyle Busch in third.

Ham­lin set the Bris­tol qual­i­fy­ing record of 131.668 mph in the first round of NAS­CAR’s three rounds of knock­out qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

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