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2012 Daytona 500: Carl Edwards Captures Pole Position At Qualifying On Sunday

The rest of the field won't be sorted out for a few days but the top two qualifiers were determined on Sunday and they will be Carl Edwards and teammate Greg Biffle. Here is a little bit more information from SB Nation.

Edwards will start from the top spot for the 2012 Daytona 500 alongside Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle. Last year's Chase runner-up turned a lap of 194.738 mph, just ahead of Biffle's 194.087. That amounts to one tenth of a second. "This is amazing," Edwards said. "... Coming down here, I didn't really consider the pole as something that was a possibility, so this is huge."

The pole position might not mean a lot for Edwards, considering he finished second in the race last year despite starting from the No. 22 spot in last year's race. But it will be nice for him to kind of relax over the next few days and not worry about trying to get a good starting position.

For more on the Great American Race, check out SB Nation NASCAR's Daytona 500 stream, as well as NASCAR Ranting & Raving.

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