Saturday, February 18, 2012

Truex Draws Bud Shootout Pole

"Sticking to the plan..."
Martin Truex Jr. drew the pole position for tonight’s 34th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. Truex, making his second career Budweiser Shootout start driving the No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, peeled off the No. 1 wrapper off a Budweiser bottle he chose at random to earn the up-front starting spot.

“Came here with a plan and I’m sticking to it,” said Truex Jr. on his strategy of winning the 75-lap non-points race.

Completing the all-Toyota front row for the Budweiser Shootout will be Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota. Rounding out the top five were Brad Keselowski, 2010 Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray and David Ragan, who captured the 2011 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola and is making his first start with Front Row Motorsports.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Juan Pablo Montoya had the worst luck of the night, pulling the last starting spot – 25th position. “For some reason, I knew I was going to draw this,” he said.

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