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Rain has washed out qualifying for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The field was set based on practice times from Friday's first session, and Carl Edwards was fastest to earn the pole in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
Martin Truex Jr. will start second, followed by Marcos Ambrose and Joey Logano. Ryan Newman will start and Matt Kenseth sixth.
Denny Hamlin will be seventh in his first race since missing four with a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back. He's planning to start the race but get out of his car at some point and let Brian Vickers take over for him.
Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne round out the top 10.
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Team: No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
Primary Chassis: RK- 835 which last ran in the Budweiser Duels
Backup Chassis:RK – 829 backup which last ran as the primary for the Sprint Unlimited
Edwards at Talladega: In his previous 17 starts at Talladega, Edwards has one top-five and four top-10 finishes. Edwards’ average start at Talladega is 14.9, his average...
Practice may not have made perfect for Carl Edwards, but it did make him a pole winner, after rain washed out Saturday's time trials for Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Accordingly, the field was set by rainout rules, with the starting order determined by top speeds posted in the first of Friday's two Cup practice sessions...
Carl Edwards will start on the pole position for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway after rain washed out Saturday’s qualifying session for the Sprint Cup Series.
Edwards will start on the pole based on the NASCAR rule book which states that in the event qualifying is cancelled, the starting lineup will be determined based off practice speeds from the first session...
In one of the greatest upsets in NASCAR history, David Ragan, with drafting help from his Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland, passed Carl Edwards on the final lap Sunday and then held off Edwards and Gilliland to win the rain-delayed Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
A wild nine-car melee with six laps to go resulted in an even wilder green-white-checkered flag...
Carl Edwards was awarded the pole for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 from Talladega after qualifying was rained out. Martin Truex, Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, and Ryan Newman round out the top five starting positions. The only driver who missed the race was Elliott Sadler. The event will be live on FOX at 1 PM EST.
The tenth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will take place on Sunday. Carl Edwards will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag in the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway.
Qualifying for the race at NASCAR’s biggest track was rained out allowing Edwards to claim the pole based on his speed in practice. The rain also prevented Elliott Sadler from making the race...
Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was rained out. The rain will allow Carl Edwards to start on the pole for the Aarons 499. Edwards was the fastest in practice for the race which will be run on Sunday.
One negative of the rain was the impact on the No. 81 car of Elliott Sadler which is running a limited schedule and needed to qualify for...
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying was rained out on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, so the starting grid for tomorrow’s scheduled race has been set according to the rule book. By virtue of being the fastest in Friday’s first practice session, Carl Edwards will start on the pole while Marcos Ambrose (3rd) and Joey Logano (4th) will also be among the top-five.
NASCAR's new Air Titan track-drying system got its first major test of the season and had a substantial impact on the racing schedule at Talladega.
Thanks to faster drying through the use of compressed air--and augmented by traditional jet dryers--Air Titan lengthened a hole between rain and darkness that allowed 110 of 117 scheduled laps to be completed in the Aaron's 312...
Carl Edwards led the way with a lap of 47.958 seconds in the first practice for the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega. Rounding out the top five was Martin Truex, Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, and Ryan Newman.
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KERRY THARP: David Ragan, let's hear from our race winner. He drove the No. 34 Farm Rich Ford for Front Row Motorsports in a one-two finish today. Congratulations to owner Bob Jenkins, crew chief Jay Guy. This is David's second win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his first win at Talladega in the Sprint Cup Series, and David, just take...