Winning the pole for the first time since the 2005 season finale, Carl Edwards was having “a blast” early on. Then his engine went bust.
Edwards led for the first 87 laps before his No. 99 Ford broke down.
“I mean, I was out there just having a blast,” Edwards said. “I could go just about as fast as I wanted, so you don’t get that very often. It’s too bad it blew up.
“It was something important in the engine,” Edwards said. “I don’t know what it is, but we don’t have many engine failures. It’s too bad to have one on this day.”
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Edwards dropped four slots in the points standings, to ninth.