Carl Edwards has claimed pole position for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, the penultimate race in this season’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
In contrast, the only three drivers with realistic chances to win the Chase – Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick – all had lacklustre qualifying efforts.
Hamlin, who leads the second-placed Johnson by 33 points, will start 17th, with Johnson taking the green flag from the 21st position and Harvick from 29th. Harvick trails Hamlin by 59 points.
Be sure to watch the last two exciting races and see who wins the Nascar Championship!