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Truex Jr. speeds to Sprint Showdown pole

May 17, 2013, Staff report,

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the Sprint Showdown on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 193.424 mph. It’s his first Sprint Showdown pole win, but Truex has won the race twice.

Truex Jr. topped Jamie McMurray, who had a speed of 192.699 mph and will start on the front row for the 40-lap race that will determine two of the entries for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Casey Mears rounded out the top five at the 1.5-mile speedway.

The Sprint Showdown will start at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at 9 p.m. ET, both televised on SPEED. 



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