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Cup - Texas - Qualifying times

Martin Truex Jr. will start Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway from pole position, alongside Matt Kenseth.
Martin Truex Jr. claimed pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 race with a lap of 28.366s (190.369mph) on the 1.5-mile oval Texas Motor Speedway, just 0.033s ahead of Matt Kenseth.

It's Truex's seventh pole position in 232 Cup race starts, and his second in 14 races at Texas Motorspeedway after previously having been on pole here in November 2007. The pole position means that Truex is now in next year's Shootout event at Daytona Speedweek 2013.

Greg Biffle and Mark Martin will start from the second row of the grid, while Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman took control of the third row.

Qualifying times

1. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.366s (Leader) 190.369mph
2. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.399s (-0.033) 190.148mph
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.403s (-0.037) 190.121mph
4. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 28.418s (-0.052) 190.020mph
5. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.476s (-0.110) 189.633mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.497s (-0.131) 189.494mph
7. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.501s (-0.135) 189.467mph
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.514s (-0.148) 189.381mph
9. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.527s (-0.161) 189.294mph
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.529s (-0.163) 189.281mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.559s (-0.193) 189.082mph
12. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 28.568s (-0.202) 189.023mph
13. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.589s (-0.223) 188.884mph
14. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.601s (-0.235) 188.805mph
15. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.624s (-0.258) 188.653mph
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.656s (-0.290) 188.442mph
17. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.678s (-0.312) 188.298mph
18. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.679s (-0.313) 188.291mph
19. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.695s (-0.329) 188.186mph
20. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.730s (-0.364) 187.957mph
21. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.743s (-0.377) 187.872mph
22. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.752s (-0.386) 187.813mph
23. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.762s (-0.396) 187.748mph
24. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.773s (-0.407) 187.676mph
25. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.794s (-0.428) 187.539mph
26. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.832s (-0.466) 187.292mph
27. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.849s (-0.483) 187.182mph
28. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 28.860s (-0.494) 187.110mph
29. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.878s (-0.512) 186.994mph
30. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.880s (-0.514) 186.981mph
31. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 28.929s (-0.563) 186.664mph
32. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 28.976s (-0.610) 186.361mph
33. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.044s (-0.678) 185.925mph
34. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.094s (-0.728) 185.605mph
35. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.094s (-0.728) 185.605mph
36. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.104s (-0.738) 185.542mph
37. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.159s (-0.793) 185.191mph
38. #195 Scott Speed Ford 29.170s (-0.804) 185.122mph
39. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 29.217s (-0.851) 184.824mph
40. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.229s (-0.863) 184.748mph
41. #36 Dave Blaney+ Chevrolet 29.464s (-1.098) 183.275mph
42. #33 Tony Raines+ Chevrolet 29.699s (-1.333) 181.824mph
43. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.232s (-0.866) 184.729mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.234s (-0.868) 184.716mph
45. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.288s (-0.922) 184.376mph
46. #74 Stacy Compton Chevrolet 29.828s (-1.462) 181.038mph

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

Practice 2

1. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.246s (Leader) 184.641 mph
2. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.289s (-0.043) 184.370 mph
3. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.292s (-0.046) 184.351 mph
4. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.305s (-0.059) 184.269 mph
5. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 29.347s (-0.101) 184.005 mph
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.355s (-0.109) 183.955 mph
7. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.375s (-0.129) 183.830 mph
8. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.396s (-0.150) 183.699 mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.399s (-0.153) 183.680 mph
10. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.443s (-0.197) 183.405 mph
11. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.443s (-0.197) 183.405 mph
12. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.462s (-0.216) 183.287 mph
13. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.469s (-0.223) 183.243 mph
14. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.559s (-0.313) 182.686 mph
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.568s (-0.322) 182.630 mph
16. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.575s (-0.329) 182.587 mph
17. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 29.602s (-0.356) 182.420 mph
18. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.640s (-0.394) 182.186 mph
19. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.650s (-0.404) 182.125 mph
20. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.660s (-0.414) 182.063 mph
21. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.690s (-0.444) 181.879 mph
22. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.691s (-0.445) 181.873 mph
23. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.700s (-0.454) 181.818 mph
24. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.712s (-0.466) 181.745 mph
25. #195 Scott Speed Ford 29.717s (-0.471) 181.714 mph
26. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.717s (-0.471) 181.714 mph
27. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.738s (-0.492) 181.586 mph
28. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.738s (-0.492) 181.586 mph
29. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.739s (-0.493) 181.580 mph
30. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.766s (-0.520) 181.415 mph
31. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.787s (-0.541) 181.287 mph
32. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.806s (-0.560) 181.172 mph
33. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.818s (-0.572) 181.099 mph
34. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.832s (-0.586) 181.014 mph
35. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.850s (-0.604) 180.904 mph
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.853s (-0.607) 180.886 mph
37. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 29.880s (-0.634) 180.723 mph
38. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 30.037s (-0.791) 179.778 mph
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.043s (-0.797) 179.742 mph
40. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 30.122s (-0.876) 179.271 mph
41. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 30.200s (-0.954) 178.808 mph
42. #74 Stacy Compton Chevrolet 30.259s (-1.013) 178.459 mph
43. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 30.264s (-1.018) 178.430 mph
44. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 30.308s (-1.062) 178.171 mph
45. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.359s (-1.113) 177.872 mph
46. #33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 30.426s (-1.180) 177.480 mph

See also practice 1 times from Thursday.



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#56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota (Martin Truex Jr.) (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)
FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 13: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Brian Scott. (Picture Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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