Mark Martin on pole at Phoenix, full qualifying results


Mark Martin won the pole for Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR’s second race of the season, the Subway Fresh Fit 500 will take place on Sunday.

He claimed the pole with a speed of 138.074. The track record was set last fall by Kyle Busch at a speed of 138.766 mph

Martin won the pole for the spring race at Phoenix last year. With only 43 cars entered into the race there were no cars that went home after qualifying.

Joe Gibbs Racing set the pace in practice with Matt Kenseth atop the scoring pylon. He was followed by Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards.

The No. 98 Ford driven by Michael McDowell will not compete at Phoenix. McDowell tweeted that the team had fallen behind building cars for this season. They finished 9th at Daytona.

Meanwhile the No. 44 Ford of XXXtreme Motorsport will make its season debut with Scott Riggs behind the wheel.

Full Qualifying Results for the Subway Fresh Fit 500

  1. Mark Martin
  2. Kasey Kahne
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Tony Stewart
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Ryan Newman
  11. Brad Keselowski
  12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
  13. Clint Bowyer
  14. Martin Truex Jr.
  15. Carl Edwards
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Greg Biffle
  18. Aric Almirola
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Jeff Burton
  21. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  22. Marcos Ambrose
  23. AJ Allmendinger
  24. David Ragan
  25. Kurt Busch
  26. Dave Blaney
  27. JJ Yeley
  28. Scott Speed
  29. Juan Pablo Montoya
  30. Travis Kvapil
  31. David Gilliland
  32. Joey Logano
  33. Bobby Labonte
  34. David Reutimann
  35. Mike Bliss
  36. Josh Wise
  37. David Stremme
  38. Landon Cassill
  39. Scott Riggs
  40. Danica Patrick
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Ken Schrader
  43. Casey Mears

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