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NASCAR Sprint Cup At Phoenix: Carl Edwards Should Repeat At Kobalt Tools 500

Carl Edwards has always enjoyed himself at Phoenix International Raceway, having grabbed the the pole position last November as well as this past February. Now he hopes to do again for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500.

AVONDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 04:  NASCAR race teams spend the day testing at Phoenix International Raceway on October 4, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images for NASCAR)
AVONDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 04: NASCAR race teams spend the day testing at Phoenix International Raceway on October 4, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Carl Edwards has always enjoyed himself at Phoenix International Raceway, having grabbed the the pole position last November as well as this past February. Now he hopes to do again for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500. Edwards set the record, as a matter of fact, just last February at 137.279 mph. Now he'll get a chance to go even faster as a new track configuration is killing previous speed records. For now, Edwards sits at No. 13 after Friday's practice laps.

Today's qualifying can be seen at 12:30 CT on the Speed network and it will re-air tonight at 7pm CT in case you're flipping between college football games. Jeff Burton holds the lead for now after Friday's practice times with a fastest lap of 140.067. He was the only driver to reach the 140 barrier although several were right behind, including Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan.