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.
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.”
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.”
|1||Martin Truex Jr.||157.315||22.88|
|10||Sam Hornish Jr.||156.597||22.99|
|27||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||154.779||23.26|
|28||Juan Pablo Montoya||154.652||23.28|
|TRUEX IN THE LOOP|
|Avg. Running Position:||19|
|Fastest Early in Run:||18|
|Fastest Late in Run:||13|
|Fastest on Restarts:||19|
|Green Flag Speed:||15|
|Laps in Top 15:||18|
|% of Laps on Lead Lap:||14|
|Fastest Speed in Traffic:||16|
|Driver Points Standings:||13|