Carl Edwards, for the 20th time of his Sprint Cup Series career, wins the pole for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International.
“I’m really proud of this pole,” Edwards said. “My road course career started pretty rough. I’m really proud of doing well at these places. Now we have to put it together and get a win here.”
Behind second-place Larson is Tony Stewart, who will begin his last road course start from the third spot. Racing here for only the second time since 2012, Stewart will aim for a sixth and final win on Sunday.
Looking deeper in the field, you’ll find a number of high-profiles drivers who struggled to advance to Round 2 of qualifying.
“I think it’s a great qualifying effort for us,” McDowell said. “We always want more, that’s the hard thing. I thought we had a shot at being in the top 5 there, just didn’t have the last little bit.”
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