Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray join the No. 11 FedEx Toyota in the garage.
Edwards continues his transition to a new team and new car.
Joey Logano posted the fastest pole-winning speed at the 1.54-mile intermediate track (194.683 mph) since Carl Edwards ran 194.690 in qualifying for the fourth race of the 2005 season.
Sprint Cup qualifying was delayed, but never started for some such as former champions Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.
BK Racing provides opportunity for another aspiring racer.
Tempers flared with just two laps to go at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night.
While it was not the result that Stewart wanted, his return proved cathartic for friends and fans.