Watkins Glen: Roush Fenway Racing qualifying report

Edwards wins fifth career pole, Roush Fenway's 4th Cup Pole at The Glen "I am just enjoying the wave we are riding right now with Roush Fenway and Ford. We are making a comeback and it feels good." - Carl Edwards Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Aug. 7, ...

Edwards wins fifth career pole, Roush Fenway's 4th Cup Pole at The Glen

"I am just enjoying the wave we are riding right now with Roush Fenway and Ford. We are making a comeback and it feels good." - Carl Edwards

Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Aug. 7, 2010) -- Carl Edwards turned a lap of 70.882 (124.432 mph) around the 2.45-mile, 11 turn Watkins Glen International Speedway to capture the pole for tomorrow's 25th running of the Heluva Good! at the Glen Sprint Cup event. The pole was the fourth at the track for Roush Fenway in the Series, and the fifth-career Sprint Cup pole for Edwards. It was also Roush Fenway's sixth Cup pole in Sprint Cup road course action and its 11th overall in NASCAR road course racing.

"This is unbelievable," said Edwards after the strong run. "I can't tell you how much this helps our team and our confidence. I couldn't believe it when Bob said P1. I thought he said P21 or something.

"Man that was a great lap. (Crew Chief) Bob (Osborne) and the guys did a great job and Greg Biffle and Greg Erwin helped us a lot, which was a good team effort. I am just enjoying the wave we are riding right now with Roush Fenway and Ford. We are making a comeback and it feels good."

The pole is Roush Fenway's first in the Cup series since May of 2009 (Darlington) and Edwards first since August of 2008 (Bristol). It is the 66th career pole for Roush Fenway in the Sprint Cup Series.

Biffle, who led both practice sessions on Friday turned what he deemed a 'conservative' lap for a seventh place start. Biffle, who won last week at Pocono, remained confident heading into tomorrow's race.

"I feel really good about that lap," said Biffle. "It was a little bit of a conservative lap for me. I made a small mistake in the carousel on the back and that is probably where I lost a tenth or two. I didn't want to make a huge mistake, so I went on the conservative side and wanted to put in a good solid lap."

Matt Kenseth qualified 31st and David Ragan was 35th.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Carl Edwards , David Ragan , Greg Erwin
Teams Roush Fenway Racing