Martin Truex Jr., looking for his first win of the season, got off to a strong start on Saturday by winning pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Picking up his first pole of the season, Truex overtook Chase Elliott in the final round of qualifying and would take the green light for Sunday’s 318-mile race (3 p.m. USA Network), the only cup at the Loudon, New Hampshire track. Event this season.
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Truex clocked 127.113 mph and was the only qualifier with a sub-30-second lap (29.964). Elliot ran 126.922.
In the final round of qualifying were Kurt Busch, Bubba Wallace, Christopher Bell, William Byrne, Eric Almirola, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick.
The top-10 runs were particularly important for Kiselowski, who has traveled a rough road this year in his effort to revitalize RFK Racing.
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