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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 GEICO 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Joey Logano 3121 0
2 +1 Kevin Harvick 3117 -4
3 +1 Ryan Newman 3117 -4
4 +3 Denny Hamlin 3100 -21
5 +4 Matt Kenseth 3099 -22
6 -1 Carl Edwards 3099 -22
7 -1 Jeff Gordon 3093 -28
8 -- Kasey Kahne 3090 -31
9 -7 Kyle Busch 3086 -35
10 -- Brad Keselowski 3085 -36
11 -- Jimmie Johnson 3053 -68
12 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3045 -76
Full Standings