[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photography, Inc.” align=”alignright” width=”234″][/media-credit]BROOKLYN, Mich. – Mark Martin captures his 55th career pole for Sundays NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a lap of 199.706 mph on the track’s new surface. This makes the fourth pole of the season for Martin, who is making his 15th Sprint Cup Series start this season.
“First of all, I want to thank Michael (Waltrip, team owner) and MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing) and everybody that works there for the incredible teamwork. Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer and Toyota for great power in these things. I have to drive these things fast. I’m trying to keep a job here. So far it’s going well. I’m just proud to be working with these guys, Rodney Childers (crew chief) and these guys.” Martin said. Martin is a good Sports betting on Top Bet to find victory lane this Sunday.
Carl Edwards qualified second.
“It was a good lap. I am surprised how fast Mark’s (Martin) lap was. Ours was good so Mark really stepped it up. That was a great run for him. All the folks from West Coast Customs are here and we wanted to get the pole for them really bad.” Edwards said.
Series points leader Jimmie Johnson qualified third.
“Chad and the guys have worked really hard to give me great Lowe’s Chevrolet’s week-in and week-out, and we’ve got another one here this weekend.” Johnson said.
Matt Kenseth qualified fourth and Kasey Kahne qualified fifth.
“We ended up fifth with our Farmers Insurance Chevy the guys did a nice job like always. Hopefully, we can have some solid track position tomorrow and be prepared on Sunday.” Kahne said.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 22nd.
“Well, we ran a few laps in race trim and the car felt pretty good, but we had a terrible practice as far as qualifying trim goes, so that’s a bit of an improvement. But, obviously, the track’s got a bit more speed than that in it.” Earnhardt Jr. said.
|Pure Michigan 400, Michigan Int’l Speedway|
|7||56||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||197.65||36.428|
|22||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||195.822||36.768|