Friday, April 13, 2012
Martin Truex Jr. wins pole for Samsung Mobile 500
By David Stein
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Martin Truex Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award at the Samsung Mobile 500 qualifying Friday.
He won with a lap of 28.366 seconds.
After the qualifier, he continued to talk about how he can feel a win coming.
"I can't even explain it. I'm just blessed to have the team I have and be in the position I'm in," Truex Jr. said. "It makes you think back to those days when things weren't going so well."
This could be a huge step in winning his first Samsung Mobile 500. He's had problems winning the pole in the past, and he's willing to admit that.
"I'm not the greatest qualifier," Truex Jr. said. "At times I tend to overdrive the car. There are some days, like today, that the car will take that."
Asked if he did anything different to win the pole, he smiled and said he "just drove harder" this time.
Matt Kenseth finished second with a lap of 28.399 seconds.
Greg Biffle continued to be impressive at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished third at qualifying with his 10th top-10 start in Fort Worth.
It's Truex Jr.'s second pole at Texas Motor Speedway and first in the Samsung Mobile 500. His first came in the 2007 Dickies 500 where he finished third.
His best finish in the Samsung Mobile 500 came in 2007 when he started 24th and moved his way up to finish seventh.