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HomeSportsAuto RacingNAS News: Martin Truex Jr. wins 4EVER 400 pole at Homestead

NAS News: Martin Truex Jr. wins 4EVER 400 pole at Homestead


Martin Truex Jr. is raising his NASCAR Cup Series Playoff game at just the right time, claiming the pole position in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for Sunday’s 4EVER 400 presented by Mobil 1 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in Saturday morning qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Since claiming the 2023 regular-season championship, Truex had earned only a single top 10 in the seven 2023 Playoff races since. The 2017 series champion promised the team was primed to raise its game and he’s certainly proved that, with a top 10 last week at Las Vegas and now claiming the top qualifying position with a fast lap of 167.411 mph, outdistancing fellow Toyota driver Bubba Wallace by a slight .313-second.

A two-time race winner at the 1.5-mile South Florida track, Truex is primed to reclaim momentum with only two races remaining to set the Championship 4 for the Nov. 5 season finale at Phoenix Raceway.

“I felt good coming into this round,” Truex said, adding that this place has been good to him. “We’ve run up front a lot. It’s just a comfort zone for me, this kind of race track. There’s a confidence there.”

Truex’s only other pole position this season came at Darlington, S.C., this spring. The top qualifying position on Saturday is the 22nd of his career.

“I really didn’t expect to get the pole honestly,” he said of his first career NASCAR Cup Series pole position at Homestead. “Even after practice I thought the car was good on the long run and needed to make some tweaks … . Didn’t expect it, was hoping for a top five and got a little surprise.”

Wallace’s 23XI Racing teammate Tyler Reddick — also a Playoff driver — was third fastest, giving Toyota a top-three sweep on the grid and the make’s seventh pole position in eight Playoff races. It is the milestone 500th pole position in NASCAR’s three national series.

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing’s owner/driver Brad Keselowski was fourth quickest in his No. 6 RFK Ford with the defending race winner, Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson, turning in the fifth-fastest lap. The 2021 series champion, Larson is the only Playoff driver who has earned his position in the Championship 4 after winning at Las Vegas in last week’s Round of 8.

Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon, Hendrick’s William Byron and Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain gave Chevrolet the sixth- through eighth-place starting positions on the grid.

JGR rookie Ty Gibbs and Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney round out the top 10 drivers who advanced to final round qualifying. Blaney is also a Playoff driver.

Three Playoff drivers did not advance to the final qualifying round but still turned in solid work. JGR’s Denny Hamlin, who has a record-tying three victories at the track, will roll off 11th. His teammate Christopher Bell, who advanced to the Championship 4 last season, will start 13th, and RFK Racing’s Christopher Buescher will start 17th.

While Larson already has secured his automatic bid into the Phoenix finale, the standings are tightly bunched behind him.

Byron holds a nine-point edge over fifth-place Bell. Truex and Hamlin are only two points to the good on Bell.

“It’s very important because we’re plus-two at this point,” Truex said of continuing to excel in this critical Playoff round. “We can’t afford to give up points, we’ve got to get all we can tomorrow.”

– Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service. Special to Field Level Media.

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