Truex Jr. Qualifies 3rd, Jones 6th at Watkins Glen
August 6, 2017
Furniture Row Racing drivers Martin Truex Jr. qualified third and Erik Jones sixth for this afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series road course race at Watkins Glen International.
In the pole shootout round during Sunday morning’s qualifying at the 2.454-mile road course, Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota recorded a lap of 70.132 seconds at 125.763 miles per hour. Jones’ No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota recorded a run of 70.314 at 125.437.
Truex will line up on the inside of Row 2 alongside Chase Elliott while Jones will start on the outside of Row 3 alongside Daniel Suarez. Kyle Busch earned the pole position and Kyle Larson will line up next to him on the outside of Row 1.
The 90-lap race will be televised on NBC Sports Network, starting a 1 p.m. MT (3:00 ET).