2012 Daytona 500 Qualifying: Carl Edwards Fifth In Today's Starting Grid

Carl Edwards will be fifth off the starting grid in Sunday's qualifying for the 2012 Daytona 500. The order for today's qualifying (12 p.m. CST, Fox) was determined by a random drawing, but Edwards, who is in the top 35 in owner points, is already guaranteed a spot in the big race next Sunday.

Edwards qualified in the No. 22 spot last year, but was able to finish second overall in the 2011 Daytona 500. Only pole position and outside pole position will be determined today, with the rest of the drivers sorting everything out on Thursday in the 2012 Gatorade Duels.

For a full explanation check out our earlier post on qualifying, and here's the full order of qualified drivers for Sunday's event:

  • Paul Menard
  • Jamie McMurray
  • Kurt Busch
  • Casey Mears
  • Carl Edwards
  • Joey Logano
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Ryan Newman
  • Greg Biffle
  • Marcos Ambrose
  • Tony Stewart
  • Danica Patrick
  • Brad Keselowski
  • Aric Almirola
  • Bobby Labonte
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Jeff Burton
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Juan Pablo Montoya
  • AJ Allmendinger
  • Elliott Sadler
  • Kyle Busch
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Landon Cassill
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Regan Smith
  • Mark Martin
  • Kasey Kahne
  • Clint Bowyer
  • David Reutimann
  • David Ragan
  • David Gilliland

(via SB Nation)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of NASCAR and the 2012 Daytona 500, head over to Nascar Ranting & Raving. And for more racing coverage, visit SB Nation's NASCAR news hub.


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