Starting Line Up – Coke Zero Sugar Daytona 400

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photo credit: Ron Olds -Chase Elliott (file)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (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.” (DH/FRRpr/7.7.18)

Chase Elliott won the pole

Daytona International Speedway
Coke Zero Sugar 400

1 – Chase Elliott
2 – Alex Bowman
3 – Brad Keselowski
4 – Jimmie Johnson
5 – Kevin Harvick
6 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
7 – Ryan Newman
8 – Michael McDowell
9 – Clint Bowyer
10 – Austin Dillon
11 – Joey Logano
12 – Ryan Blaney
13 – Martin Truex Jr.
14 – Kyle Larson
15 – Kyle Busch
16 – Brendan Gaughan
17 – Denny Hamlin
18 – William Byron
19 – Ty Dillon
20 – Trevor Bayne
21 – David Ragan
22 – Buba Wallace
23 – Kurt Busch
24 – AJ Allmendinger
25 – Chris Buescher
26 – Aric Almirola
27 – Jamie McMurray
28 – Kasey Kahne
29 – Erik Jones
30 – Paul Menard
31 – Matt DiBenedetto
32 – Daniel Suarez
33 – Ross Chastain
34 – Jeffrey Earnhardt
35 – D.J. Kennington
36 – Joey Gase
37 – Landon Cassill
38 – Corey Lajoie
39 – Ray Black Jr.
40 – JJ Yeley

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