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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 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