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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 IRWIN Tools Night Race
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 845 0
2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 818 -27
3 -- Brad Keselowski 776 -69
4 -- Joey Logano 761 -84
5 -- Matt Kenseth 751 -94
6 +1 Jimmie Johnson 726 -119
7 -1 Kevin Harvick 721 -124
8 -- Carl Edwards 716 -129
9 -- Ryan Newman 710 -135
10 -- Clint Bowyer 699 -146
11 -- Greg Biffle 694 -151
12 +2 Kyle Larson # 668 -177
Full Standings