Carl Edwards, who began any event as a initial automobile on a lane during Friday’s Sprint Cup qualifying, finished adult with his initial stick of a 2016 season.
Edwards’ path during 194.609 mph simply surfaced Joey Logano (193.306 mph), who done an catastrophic final notation try to squeeze a stick from Edwards with a second run in a five-minute session.
The stick is a 17th of Edwards’ career and his second during Texas Motor Speedway, where he owns 3 career victories.
“I don’t know if there was any advantage (going out initial any session), though that was a plan, to go out first. Fortunately, my automobile is unequivocally fast. This is outrageous understanding for us to get a initial stick of a year. That automobile is good and we’re carrying a good time,” Edwards said.
“It feels like this downforce package lets me go in a dilemma and unequivocally get a feel of a tire. Hopefully, a competition goes only as well.”
Logano called his second subordinate run in a final turn a “last-ditch effort.”
“We were unequivocally good in (Turns) 1 +2 and that’s where we were violence (Edwards),” Logano said. “There is so most fall-off on tires, it was going to be tough to get it on a second attempt.”
Martin Truex Jr. finished adult third-fastest (his best starting position of a season), Chase Elliott fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dull out a top-five.
The rest of a Top 12 starters: Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson and Trevor Bayne.
Edwards led a approach in a second 10-minute session, posting a tip normal speed of 195.214 mph. He was followed by Keselowski, Logano, Dillon and Blaney.
Vickers, who was fastest in Round 1, unsuccessful to allege to a final round. Also unwell to allege were Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne, who was fourth fastest in Round 1.
None of a 4 Stewart-Haas Racing cars modernized to a final turn of qualifying.
Also advancing to a final turn were Truex, Elliott, Kenseth, Hamlin, Stenhouse, Johnson and Bayne.
Vickers led a approach in a initial 20-minute session, posting a quick path during 196.014 mph. Logano was second-fastest, Edwards third, Kahne fourth and Truex fifth.
In a initial 10 mins of Round 1, a tip 16 cars that had posted a speed had already left faster than a fastest path available in Thursday’s sole Cup array use event (192.892 mph by Truex).
The event was quickly halted when a open rubber finished adult in a racing slit on a frontstretch. The lane returned to immature with 8½ mins remaining.
Hamlin, who quickly fell out of a Top 24, done a late run in a final dual mins and modernized with a 20th-fastest speed.
“My automobile is too lax over a bumps though I’m approach too parsimonious in a core of 1 and 2,” Hamlin pronounced over his group radio. “It only goes approach adult a track, out of control. Loose over a bumps isn’t spiteful me. It’s not holding me out of a gas, though I’m removing by (Turns) 1 and 2 terribly.”