Originally posted on Frontstretch  |  Last updated 11/13/11
RFR wins team-high 10th Sprint Cup pole of season; Sprint Cup point leader Edwards to start Ninth  AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2011) –Matt Kenseth earned Roush Fenway’s team-high 10th Sprint Cup pole of the season, turning a lap of 26.26 seconds (137.101 mph) around the 1-mile low banked tri-oval of Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday to score his career-high third Sprint Cup pole of the season. “It was a good lap,” said Kenseth, who is fourth in the Sprint Cup points. “We watched everyone else and obviously there were a lot of people low on grip and it looked like the track and cars were a lot looser than yesterday. Everyone had a different strategy. “(Crew Chief) Jimmy (Fennig) had a strategy to go fast in the first practice to go out late. Even though we knew the temperature would be hotter he thought the track could be faster with more cars having run on it. A lot of people chose the opposite strategy and worked on race setup in the first practice and did their qualifying stuff
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