Logano grabs Pocono pole

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Joey Logano heard the rumors at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Carl Edwards, the biggest free agent in NASCAR, was being pursued to sign a lucrative deal with JGR. And if Edwards signed, he'd poach Logano's ride in the Number 20 Toyota and the coveted Home Depot sponsorship.

Logano couldn't do anything about the negotiations. All he could do was drive.

Edwards stayed with Roush Fenway Racing, and Logano appears secure in his car.

Pushed by the public contract talks, Logano responded with his best finishes of the season and kept rolling at Pocono Raceway, turning a lap of 172.055 mph Saturday to win his second pole of the year. The 21-year-old driver became the youngest pole winner at Pocono. It was his third career pole in Sprint Cup.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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