BREAKING NEWS – Truex Jr. Pockets Pole at Pocono
July 29, 2016
Martin Truex Jr. captured the pole Friday for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Camry covered the 2.5-mile triangular track in 50.211 seconds at 179.244 miles per hour. Coming in second was Toyota teammate Carl Edwards, who ran a 50.315 at 178.873.
It was the third career pole of the season for Truex, 10th of his career and his first at Pocono. The three poles in one season equals a career best for Truex, which he set in 2009.
The car that Furniture Row Racing brought to Pocono was the same Toyota in which Truex scored a dominating win in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
A complete news release will follow.