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Edwards Off To A Fast Start In 2011

In case you missed qualifying on Friday, Carl Edwards grabbed his second pole of this young season at Bristol Motor Speedway. The complete starting order can be found by clicking here. Qualifying is important here, with 80% of past winners coming from a top ten starting spot. Over half of the winners at Bristol started inside the top five, with 22% winning from the pole. Bristol is definitely the race to pick an underdog or two, as it seems like lately they have had good runs here. Regan Smith, Paul Menard, and David Ragan will all start in the top five on Sunday.

There are two races held at Bristol Motor Speedway every year. During the first race at Bristol last year, Kurt Busch led the most laps (278) but it was Jimmie Johnson who wound up in victory lane. Complete spring race results can be found by clicking here. In August, Kyle Busch got back to his winning ways, leading 282 laps and holding off a surprisingly fast David Reutimann in the end. Click here for the finishing order of the 2010 fall race at Bristol.

Top Fifteen For The Jeff Byrd 500:

1. Kyle Busch – Starts 12th – Yahoo! Fantasy A Group/$27.32 NASCAR.com game
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This is turning out to be a typical Bristol weekend......


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