Pole winner Edwards fast in race trim

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Saturday, Jul 18 1419
New Hampshire pole winner Carl Edwards didn’t miss a beat when his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team returned the car to race trim for Saturday’s two practice sessions.

Edwards was third fastest behind Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson in the morning session. During Happy Hour, Edwards posted the top speed of the day, 133.110 mph, beating Harvick (132.397 mph) and Ryan Blaney (132.213 mph) for the top spot on the speed chart.

Kyle Busch, last week’s winner at Kentucky Speedway, brought sustained momentum to New Hampshire. Busch posted the fourth fastest speed in both Sprint Cup practice sessions.