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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:00 am

In the news

Truex on pole for 3rd playoff race

DOVER, Del. – Martin Truex Jr. will try to win his sixth race of the season from the pole at Dover International Speedway in NASCAR's third playoff race.

Truex has been the driver to beat all season and he proved it again Friday, when he turned a lap of 160.664 mph to win his second pole of the season.

Truex has nine wins in the No. 77 Toyota at Furniture Row Racing over the last two years after winning just three times in his first 10 years.

Oh, and Truex won this race last year.

Playoff drivers Kyle Larson and Matt Kenseth will start third and fourth.

– Associated Press