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Junior Starting 17th at Martinsville

By Tyler Overstreet, JR Motorsports | Article Published 4/5/2013
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 17th in the STP Gas Booster 500 Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet recorded a lap of 19.339 sec. (97.613 mph). Jimmie Johnson claimed the pole with a track-record lap time of 19.244 sec. (98.400 mph).

Marcos Ambrose, Brian Vickers, Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne filled the top five positions, followed by Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman in the bottom of the top 10.

Teams will be on track for practice sessions Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. ET, respectively.

Coverage of the 500 lap event begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Standings
After Bojangles Southern 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 297 0
2 -- Matt Kenseth 296 -1
3 -- Carl Edwards 278 -19
4 +2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 271 -26
5 +2 Jimmie Johnson 270 -27
6 -1 Kyle Busch 269 -28
7 +1 Brad Keselowski 246 -51
8 -4 Joey Logano 245 -52
9 +2 Ryan Newman 236 -61
10 +2 Austin Dillon # 235 -62
11 +5 Greg Biffle 227 -70
12 +2 Tony Stewart 224 -73
Full Standings