Martin Wins Pole NASCAR Talladega
October 23, 2011 by staff
Hendrick Motorsports showed on Saturday that has the best program in NASCAR Superspeedway with a sweep of the front row in qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.
Mark Martin won the pole with a lap of 181,367 mph, only a brand faster than the 181,360 posted by five-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Hendrick Motorsports has now won the pole in the four superspeedway races this season, and swept the front row in all but one. Indianapolis Star
The Coors Light Pole Award Martin was the second of the season and the 51st of his career, eighth in the list of all time.
“I really want to make sure I give 100 percent credit, first, the organization of Hendrick Motorsports for the incredible work they do in cars restrictor plate racing,” said Martin. “But also [crew chief] Lance McGrew and the team of GoDaddy.com had the same parts and pieces that three teammates and managed to choke back a little faster.
“This is a competition. Someone asked me [Friday] about the pole, and said, ‘Yes, sir, let him.” It’s a competition, too, and try to win every competition there is, no matter whatever. Of course, the race is a competition bigger, more important, but this is still proud and I am proud of my team for the great job they have done. “NASCAR.com
“We were able to bend a lot of muscle in restrictor-plate material lately, so I’m very proud of the whole world in HMS” said Johnson, who won at Talladega earlier this year.
Team owner Rick Hendrick is a triumph of the capture of the number 200 of NASCAR’s premier series.
Clint Bowyer, the defending race winner, qualified third.
Trevor Bayne, who won the Daytona 500 this year, ranked fourth. HMS Gordon and Earnhardt Jr. colleagues took fifth and sixth positions, respectively.
Paul Menard, David Ragan, Carl Edwards, the current points leader, and Ryan Newman completed the top-10. Fox News
The duo Johnson, Earnhardt, in April defeated teammates Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick in the campaign to the finish line.
Due to the tandem two-car style racing has developed this season at Daytona and Talladega, the two fastest tracks require the use of horsepower restrictor plates undermining is essential for everyone to find a drafting partner. Tony Stewart has worked well this season with David Gilliland, but with the championship game, which is a partnership that has been dissolved.
Stewart, winner of the first two Chase races and only 24 points behind Edwards, can not get help Gilliland Gilliland again because it’s a Ford driver with a loyalty to Edwards and Matt Kenseth, who is third in the standings.
“It’s a tight points battle right now and we’ll try to help the Ford guys everything we can,” said Gilliland. “Let’s go that way. We are a Ford. That’s the goal for this weekend. I feel good about it.” ESPN
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