Edwards leads JGR’s 1-2-3 sweep
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.