Nascar

Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen

  • Carl Edwards poses with the pole award after qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

    Carl Edwards poses with the pole award after qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carl Edwards (19) drives during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Edwards won the pole for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Carl Edwards (19) drives during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Edwards won the pole for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tony Stewart (14) drives during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday's race. Stewart was third. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Tony Stewart (14) drives during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday's race. Stewart was third. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Carl Edwards won the pole for the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.

Edwards, who also won the pole in June at NASCAR's other road course in Sonoma, turned a fast lap of 126.562 mph to edge Kyle Larson for the top spot.

Five-time Watkins Glen winner Tony Stewart qualified third in the final road race of his career, followed by Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.

Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, AJ Allmendinger, Jamie McMurray, Michael McDowell and Brad Keselowski completed the top 12.

Martin Truex Jr., who had topped the speed charts in Friday's first practice and was second to Allmendinger in final practice, wound up 14th after problems with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Jeff Gordon, subbing again for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., qualified 21st.