Saturday, May 7, 2016

Martin Truex Jr. claims pole for Go Bowling 400: Toyota starts 1-2-3

by Amy Branch

Credit: Amy Branch for Skirts and Scuffs


Martin Truex Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, with a lap of 28.284 seconds. This is Truex's eighth pole in his 380 starts in the Sprint Cup Series, his first pole in 2016 and sixth top-10 start of the season, and his first pole in 16 starts at Kansas Speedway. The Furniture Row Motorsports No. 78 has been fast all season, but is still searching for the first win.

Joe Gibbs Racing's Matt Kenseth will share the front row with Toyota teammate Truex. This makes for Kenseth's eighth top-10 start in 2016 and his ninth in 21 races at Kansas Speedway. 

Continuing JGR's domination, teammate Denny Hamlin will line up third for his eighth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway, and his ninth in 11 races this season. 

Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski will roll off fourth and fifth respectively. Current Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch starts sixth, and the highest qualifying rookie is Ryan Blaney, who qualified seventh.

The 6th annual Go Bowling 400 starts at 6:30 PM Central Time. Tune in to FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90, or the PRN Network to watch or listen to what's sure to be an exciting race, if last night's Camping World Truck Series is any indication.



Position Driver No.
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 78
2   Matt Kenseth 20
3   Denny Hamlin 11
4   Kurt Busch 41
5   Brad Keselowski    2
6   Kyle Busch 18
7   Ryan Blaney 21
8   Ryan Newman 31
9   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 17
10   Trevor Bayne   6
11   Paul Menard 27
12   Carl Edwards 19
13   Chase Elliott 24
14   Joey Logano 22
15   Jimmie Johnson 48
16   Tony Stewart 14
17   Austin Dillon   3
18   Kyle Larson 42
19   Aric Almirola 43
20   Greg Biffle 16
21   Jamie McMurray   1
22   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 88
23   Danica Patrick 10
24   Matt DiBenedetto 83
25   Chris Buescher 34
26   Kevin Harvick   4
27   Kasey Kahne   5
28   Brian Scott 44
29   A.J. Allmendinger 47
30   Michael McDowell 95
31   Casey Mears 13
32   Regan Smith   7
33   Clint Bowyer 15
34   David Ragan 23
35   Landon Cassill 38
36   Josh Wise 30
37   Cole Whitt 98
38   Joey Gase 32
39   Michael Annett 46
40   Reed Sorenson 55

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