NASCAR starting lineup at Phoenix: Martin Truex Jr. wins pole

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Martin Truex Jr. (Getty Photographs)

Martin Truex Jr. admits his workforce has struggled at Phoenix in recent times, however he begins Sunday’s Monster Power NASCAR Cup race in a great spot — on the pole.

The Furnishings Row Racing driver, who gained eight poles final season, earned his first of 2018 Friday at ISM Raceway for the TicketGuardian 500. 

It is the sixteenth profession pole for Truex.

“We had a superb recreation plan coming right here,” Truex informed FS1 afterward. “Good execution by everyone.”

Truex completed third final fall at Phoenix, however had been outdoors the highest 10 the earlier 4 races. The defending collection champion hopes his group can work out the quirky monitor.

“This race monitor modifications each time we come again … and we’ve not fairly nailed it but,” Truex stated.

Kevin Harvick, who gained the previous two weeks at Atlanta and Las Vegas, certified tenth.

The TicketGuardian 500 begins at three:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, on Fox.

Starting lineup for the TicketGuardian 500

1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Kyle Larson
three. Chase Elliott
four. Alex Bowman
5. Joey Logano
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Kyle Busch
eight. Jamie McMurray
9. Erik Jones
10. Kevin Harvick
eleven. William Byron
12. Ryan Blaney
thirteen. Ryan Newman
14. Paul Menard
15. Daniel Suarez
sixteen. David Ragan
17. Jimmie Johnson
18. Austin Dillon
19. Clint Bowyer
20. AJ Allmendinger
21. Trevor Bayne
22. Aric Almirola
23. Kurt Busch
24. Chris Buescher
25. Brad Keselowski
26. Kasey Kahne
27. Darrell Wallace Jr.
28. Ty Dillon
29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
30. Matt DiBenedetto
31. Michael McDowell
32. Grey Gaulding
33. Corey LaJoie
34. D.J. Kennington
35. Timmy Hill
36. Ross Chastain
37. Jeffrey Earnhardt