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Martin Truex, Jr. put his NAPA Auto Parts Toyota on the front row for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 from the Phoenix International Raceway. He led the Michael Waltrip Racing banner with that run, behind him will be teammate Mark Martin starting in the 10th position. Clint Bowyer will start Sunday from the 16th position. Below is post-qualifying reaction from all of MWR’s drivers.
MARTIN TRUEX JR. – No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota – 2nd How was your lap today? “It was good lap. Definitely a good lap for our NAPA Toyota. We had a really good practice today. We had good speed all day long. Obviously, the late draw was something that we knew was going to be big. We were fortunate enough to be able to get that and go out late, put down a good lap. It wasn’t good enough, obviously, but nonetheless a good starting spot for Sunday and hopefully we’ll be able to turn that into something big.”
How has this surface changed? “At the start of practice it was pretty treacherous just because it’s been
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“The goal of Michael Waltrip Racing is to be a championship-level organization both on and off the track. The on-track incident which occurred during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway was extremely disappointing and brought raw emotions of a long and hard championship battle to the surface. Though we generally cannot control certain actions on...
Friday was a full day for Martin Truex Jr., as he was busy with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying. However, he was still kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some questions for us regarding Schick’s contest running on Facebook, Hurricane Sandy and his season thus far.
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CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finishing Position: 28th
What happened between you and Jeff Gordon?
"I mean the racing -- it's just a shame. The last person in the world you want to get into anything with is Jeff Gordon on the race track. I mean, you're down there racing, the track's extremely slick, we're all on...
Clint Bowyer's Michael Waltrip Racing crew went on the offensive Sunday afternoon after an on-track clash between their driver and Jeff Gordon. The crew members erupted into a brawl in the Phoenix International Raceway garage area with members of Gordon's team.
Monday afternoon, Michael Waltrip Racing issued a statement concerning the actions of Bowyer's team.
Michael Waltrip Racing released the following statement, regarding Sunday’s altercation between Clint Bowyer’s crew and Jeff Gordon at the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. “The goal of Michael Waltrip Racing is to be a [...]
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driver Sam Hornish Jr. will start Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 here at Phoenix International Raceway from the 26th position. Hornish clocked in with a 26.633-second (135.171 mph) lap in Friday’s qualifying session to earn the starting spot.
“I feel bad for the guys first of all because we wrecked the first car,” Hornish said after making...
Kyle Busch sped around Phoenix International Raceway at record pace Friday afternoon.
In the same qualifying session, Jimmie Johnson gave Brad Keselowski a ray of hope on a day that grew increasingly cloudy as time trials progressed.
Busch toured the one-mile track in 25.943 seconds (138.766 mph), edging Martin Truex Jr. (138.217 mph) for the top starting spot in Sunday's AdvoCare...