DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
POST-QUALIFYING REPORT


"RACING FORWARD" 5-14-2010

  • Martin Truex Jr., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry - Qualified FIRST, Pole Position
  • David Reutimann, Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - Qualified 13th, Starts Inside Row Seven
Summary

Martin Truex Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award with a time of 22.88 sec/157.315 mph on Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. The pole award is the fifth career pole for Treux Jr. and the first of the year for Michael Waltrip Racing. Truex Jr. last won a pole award at Phoenix last fall. Sunday night will be the third consecutive race that MWR has a Camry starting from a top-five position. (Reutimann 2nd at Richmond, 4th at Darlington).

Reutimann, who won the pole award at Dover last spring, was 13th fastest with a lap of 23.02 sec/156.406 mph. Reutimann and the No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota will start Sunday afternoon’s race on the inside of row seven.

Sunday afternoon’s running of the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey’s Milk and Milkshakes gets underway on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio 128 starting at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Friday Recap
  • Truex Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award with a time of 22.88.
  • It was the fifth career pole for Truex Jr. (Last, Phoenix-2, 2009)
  • Truex Jr. also scored Michael Waltrip Racing it’s fifth Cup Series pole award. (Reutimann 3, Waltrip 1, Truex Jr. 1)
  • Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson round out the top-five.
  • JTG-Daugherty Racing driver Marcos Ambrose qualified the No. 47 Toyota 26th

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Pole Winner
“We left some out there. We were a little worried because the track keeps getting hotter. We were a little tight in three and four and I was a little nervous whether we should have put scuffs on it. We went with fresh Goodyears. It was a great lap for our NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota. We’ve been struggling a little bit in qualifying lately. We came here with a really good plan. We stuck to it and it worked out. The NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota was really good in race trim. We’ve been really good in races lately. I love coming to Dover so I hope this is a great start to this weekend.”

Video Interview with Truex, Jr.: 1 | 2 | 3

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Qualified: 4th, Second Row
“The Aaron’s Dream Machine was pretty good in practice, but for some reason our qualifying lap was very tight and the worst the car has been all day. It’s pretty disappointing that we couldn’t even back up our practice times. We have some work to do, but we’ll get better before the race.”

QUALIFYING RESULTS
Pos Driver Speed Time
1 Martin Truex Jr. 157.315 22.88
2 Kasey Kahne 157.274 22.89
3 Mark Martin 157.198 22.90
4 Kyle Busch 157.006 22.93
5 Jimmie Johnson 156.904 22.94
6 Ryan Newman 156.849 22.95
7 Clint Bowyer 156.829 22.96
8 A.J. Allmendinger 156.706 22.97
9 Carl Edwards 156.678 22.98
10 Sam Hornish Jr. 156.597 22.99
11 Jamie McMurray 156.576 22.99
12 Kurt Busch 156.427 23.01
13 David Reutimann 156.406 23.02
14 Denny Hamlin 156.331 23.03
15 Jeff Gordon 156.250 23.04
16 Tony Stewart 156.236 23.04
17 Jeff Burton 156.223 23.04
18 Joey Logano 156.216 23.04
19 Elliott Sadler 156.074 23.07
20 Brad Keselowski 155.871 23.10
21 Matt Kenseth 155.730 23.12
22 David Ragan 155.615 23.13
23 Paul Menard 155.534 23.15
24 Greg Biffle 155.092 23.21
25 J.J. Yeley 155.005 23.22
26 Marcos Ambrose 154.999 23.23
27 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 154.779 23.26
28 Juan Pablo Montoya 154.652 23.28
29 Scott Speed 154.573 23.29
30 Kevin Harvick 154.487 23.30
31 David Stremme 154.361 23.32
32 Mike Bliss 154.182 23.35
33 Bobby Labonte 154.011 23.38
34 Michael McDowell 153.892 23.39
35 Dave Blaney 153.807 23.41
36 Joe Nemechek 153.787 23.41
37 Regan Smith 153.734 23.42
38 Travis Kvapil 153.721 23.42
39 Casey Mears 153.564 23.44
40 David Gilliland 153.094 23.52
41 Kevin Conway 151.777 23.72
42 Robby Gordon 151.598 23.75
43 Johnny Sauter 152.795 23.56
44 Todd Bodine 152.698 23.58
45 Max Papis 152.420 23.62

DRIVER INFORMATION

  • Driver: Martin Truex Jr.
  • Born: June 29, 1980
  • Hometown: Mayetta, N.J.
  • Resides: Mooresville, N.C.

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