Lightning Fast At Texas

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photo credit: Ron Olds (file)

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 6, 2018) – Martin Truex Jr. will start sixth in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 after lightning in the area forced NASCAR to cancel the final two rounds of qualifying Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Truex’s No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota ran a lap of 27.554 seconds at 195.979 mph in the first and, ultimately, final round of qualifying on the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

The Furniture Row Racing driver will line up on the outside of Row 3 for the 334-lap, 501-mile race. Truex finished eighth in last year’s spring race and was runner-up last November.(DH/FRR/pr 4.6.18)

Starting Line Up by Row
Texas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Fri, April 06, 2018 @ 06:57 PM Eastern

22nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

1 – Kurt Busch
2 – Kevin Harvick
3 – Clint Bowyer
4 – Ryan Blaney
5 – Denny Hamlin
6 – Martin Truex Jr.
7 – Joey Logano
8 – Kyle Busch
9 – Jimmie Johnson
10 – Kyle Larson
11 – Brad Keselowski
12 – Aric Almirola
13 – Trevor Bayne
14 – Daniel Suarez
15 – Darrell Wallace Jr.
16 – Alex Bowman
17 – Austin Dillon
18 – Chris Buescher
19 – Paul Menard
20 – Chase Elliott
21 – Erik Jones
22 – AJ Allmendinger
23 – Ty Dillon
24 – Jamie McMurray
25 – Ryan Newman
26 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
27 – Michael McDowell
28 – Kasey Kahne
29 – David Ragan
30 – Matt DiBenedetto
31 – Ross Chastain
32 – Gray Gaulding
33 – William Byron
34 – Cole Whitt
35 – Landon Cassill
36 – Harrison Rhodes
37 – Reed Sorenson

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