Junior Qualifies 19th at Texas


Dale Jr. qualified 19th for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 19th in the AAA Texas 500 Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt’s No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet registered a lap of 188.357 mph (28.669 sec.). His Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson secured the Coors Light Pole Award for the second consecutive week with a lap of 191.076 mph (28.261 sec.).

Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex make up the top five. Joey Logano, Trevor Bayne, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth complete the top 10 in Sunday’s lineup.

Two practice sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET. Both sessions will be televised on SPEED.

Coverage of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway begins at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN.



After Auto Club 400

Auto Club Speedway | 3/26/2017
1Kyle Larson2430
2Chase Elliott214-29
3Martin Truex Jr.205-38
4Brad Keselowski179-64
5Joey Logano174-69
6Jamie McMurray162-81
7Ryan Blaney157-86
8Clint Bowyer143-100
9Kevin Harvick137-106
10Kyle Busch136-107
21Dale Earnhardt Jr.91-152