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Junior Qualifies 19th at Texas

By Tyler Overstreet, JR Motorsports | Article Published 11/2/2012
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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.

Standings
After Oral-B USA 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 872 0
2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 851 -21
3 +2 Matt Kenseth 794 -78
4 -- Joey Logano 791 -81
5 -2 Brad Keselowski 782 -90
6 -- Jimmie Johnson 766 -106
7 +1 Carl Edwards 755 -117
8 -1 Kevin Harvick 748 -124
9 -- Ryan Newman 747 -125
10 +1 Greg Biffle 728 -144
11 +2 Kasey Kahne 708 -164
12 -2 Clint Bowyer 705 -167
Full Standings