Truex Jr. Qualifies 13th at Daytona
Truex Jr. Qualifies 13th at Daytona Truex Jr. Qualifies 13th at Daytona

Truex Jr. Qualifies 13th at Daytona

July 6, 2018





Martin Truex Jr. qualified 13th and will start on the inside of Row 7 for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Truex lapped the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 47.069 seconds at 191.209 mph. Qualifying consisted of just two rounds, with the cut after the first round set with the top 12.

"It was okay, I think -- you never know what you're going to get here,” said Truex. “Not much practice yesterday and we didn't do any qualifying runs so we just kind of winged it. I think 13th will be an okay starting spot.”

Regarding Saturday night’s race Truex said, "You have to be as aggressive as you can to stay up front. I don’t think I have finished this race in 10 years. I'm just here praying for a top-10 and some stage points."

Chase Elliott won the pole. The balance of the top-12 qualifiers were Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney.

Coverage of the 160-lap 400-mile race will air live beginning at 5 p.m. MT (7 p.m. ET) on NBC, NASCAR Sirius Radio Channel 90 and MRN.