In the backyard of Ford’s blue oval, Carl Edwards delivered a pole position to the manufacturer at the Michigan International Speedway on Friday.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Edwards clocked in at 202.452 mph to earn the top spot for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400.
Kurt Busch was second ahead of Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard and Aric Almirola. The field down to 13th-placed Martin Truex Jr. all eclipsed the 200 mph mark in qualifying.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lines up 12th with defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski 16th, and Jimmie Johnson 17th.