Daytona 500 2012: 5 Reasons Winning the Pole Doesn't Matter a Bit

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Daytona 500 2012: 5 Reasons Winning the Pole Doesn't Matter a Bit
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After two long months, the Daytona 500 is finally here. While most fans are waiting to see where their favorite driver will line up come race day, Carl Edwards fans are celebrating their driver's pole-winning run during qualifying last Sunday.

But it may be a little early to celebrate Edwards as the 2012 Daytona 500 champion because he grabbed the pole. Here are some reasons why the pole doesn't mean much when cars drive onto the most popular track of the circuit on Sunday.

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