New Hampshire NASCAR: Carl Edwards on pole for Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Carl Edwards will start the NASCAR Sprint Cup's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from pole

New Hampshire NASCAR: Carl Edwards on pole for Joe Gibbs Racing

Edwards, fastest in practice, clocked a lap of 27.604 seconds in the final five-minute qualifying shootout to edge his Chase rival Kevin Harvick to pole by 0.027s, taking his second of the year at New Hampshire.

Kurt Busch, the fastest man in the opening phase of qualifying, had to settle for third, ahead of Brad Keselowski and three-time New Hampshire race winner Jimmie Johnson.

Kyle Larson was the best of the non-Chase drivers, lapping sixth fastest for Chip Ganassi.

Chicagoland winner Denny Hamlin will start from seventh, while Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top 10.

Hendrick Motorsports team-mates Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kasey Kahne were 11th and 12th, the slowest of the runners in final qualifying.

Richmond winner Matt Kenseth narrowly missed out on a spot in the final pole shootout, bumped down to 13th by late improvement from Hamlin.

His Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Kyle Busch will start 17th, with fellow Chase drivers Paul Menard 20th, Martin Truex Jr 21st and Jamie McMurray 23rd.

Two-time New Hampshire winner Clint Bowyer was the slowest of the Chase contenders down in 26th, eliminated in the opening phase of qualifying.

Bowyer's Chase aspirations hang in the balance after he and his Michael Waltrip Racing team were penalised for a technical infringement last time out at Chicagoland.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.604s -
2 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.631s 0.027s
3 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.640s 0.036s
4 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.666s 0.062s
5 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.676s 0.072s
6 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.697s 0.093s
7 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.709s 0.105s
8 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 27.725s 0.121s
9 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.797s 0.193s
10 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.887s 0.283s
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.891s 0.287s
12 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.931s 0.327s
13 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.813s -
14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.837s -
15 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 27.863s -
16 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.900s -
17 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.922s -
18 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 27.932s -
19 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 27.943s -
20 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.989s -
21 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 27.996s -
22 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.016s -
23 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.106s -
24 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.144s -
25 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.048s -
26 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.053s -
27 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.078s -
28 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.087s -
29 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.098s -
30 A.J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.120s -
31 Brett Moffitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.144s -
32 Landon Cassill Hillman Smith Motorsports Chevrolet 28.188s -
33 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.209s -
34 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.293s -
35 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.337s -
36 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.362s -
37 Ryan Preece Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 28.399s -
38 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.519s -
39 B.J. McLeod Circle Sport Chevrolet 28.740s -
40 Josh Wise BK Racing Toyota 28.808s -
41 Jeb Burton BK Racing Toyota 28.816s -
42 Jeffrey Earnhardt Go FAS Racing Ford 28.866s -
43 Timmy Hill Premium Motorsports Ford 29.326s -

shares
comments
Travis Pastrana to make NASCAR return in Truck series race
Previous article

Travis Pastrana to make NASCAR return in Truck series race

Next article

New Hampshire NASCAR: Matt Kenseth wins, Kevin Harvick out of fuel

New Hampshire NASCAR: Matt Kenseth wins, Kevin Harvick out of fuel
The ex-F1 driver taking on NASCAR with a new team Plus

The ex-F1 driver taking on NASCAR with a new team

Saddled with uncompetitive Minardi machinery, Tarso Marques didn't manage to score points in his three partial seasons of Formula 1. But now the Brazilian has the chance to show what he can do in NASCAR, and explains the story of his comeback with new Cup Series entrant Team Stange

Formula 1
Apr 13, 2022
The early benefits and challenges of NASCAR's Next Gen car Plus

The early benefits and challenges of NASCAR's Next Gen car

NASCAR’s new stock car generation is encouraging an influx of fresh blood into its top tier. But there are concerns that parts are in short supply as the entire paddock tries to build up stocks at the same time

NASCAR
Feb 22, 2022
How Penske's rookie sensation opened NASCAR's new era in style Plus

How Penske's rookie sensation opened NASCAR's new era in style

After holding his nerve and hip-checking his team-mate on the run to the line, Austin Cindric made a perfect start to life as a full-timer in the NASCAR Cup Series by winning the Daytona 500. Here's how the Penske Ford man emerged first across the line in the first points-scoring race for the much-anticipated Next Generation cars

NASCAR
Feb 21, 2022
Six key themes to follow in the 2022 NASCAR Cup season Plus

Six key themes to follow in the 2022 NASCAR Cup season

There are plenty of uncertainties ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup season as an all-new fleet of cars take to the track for the first time. Ahead of this weekend's Daytona 500, our experts explain what you need to know

NASCAR
Feb 17, 2022
How NASCAR had to learn a harsh lesson ahead of its Next Gen arrival Plus

How NASCAR had to learn a harsh lesson ahead of its Next Gen arrival

The NASCAR Cup kicks off with the Daytona 500 this weekend, but a major overhaul and a subsequent mountain of work has been required to be ready for the arrival of the Next Gen cars

NASCAR Cup
Feb 16, 2022
How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory Plus

How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory

From villain to hero, Kyle Larson’s journey to the 2021 NASCAR Cup title comes straight from the Hollywood blockbuster scripts. While Larson had to reach his lifelong goal the hard way and go through a very public shaming after a ban for using a racial slur, his talents shone long before his name grabbed the headlines for both the right and the wrong reasons

NASCAR
Nov 10, 2021
How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022 Plus

How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022

It’s not just Formula 1 that’s set for upheaval in 2022, as the NASCAR Cup Series adopts its Next Gen cars that will cast any in-built advantages aside and require teams to adopt a totally new way of operating. Far more than just a change of machinery, the new cars amount to a shift in NASCAR's core philosophy

NASCAR
Oct 12, 2021
Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR Plus

Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR

Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes

NASCAR
Oct 5, 2021