Keeping Pace

Martin Grabs Indy Pole For The Brickyard 400

Mark Martin earned the Coors Light pole award for the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, becoming the oldest pole sitter in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)  (Rusty Jarrett / The Spokesman-Review)
Mark Martin earned the Coors Light pole award for the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, becoming the oldest pole sitter in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR) (Rusty Jarrett / The Spokesman-Review)

This is Mark Martin's 45th pole in 742 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Martin moves into a tie for 10th with Buck Baker on the all-time poles list.

 

 

 

 

Starting Line Up by Row
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Allstate 400 at The Brickyard (16th Running)

Driver Date Time Speed
Track Race Record: Bobby Labonte 08/05/00 02:33:56 155.912
Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
Row 1: 1 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet 49.436 182.054
2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 49.778 180.803
Row 2: 3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet 49.843 180.567
4 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 49.901 180.357
Row 3: 5 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 49.940 180.216
6 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 49.969 180.112
Row 4: 7 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet 50.010 179.964
8 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 50.037 179.867
Row 5: 9 43 Reed Sorenson Valvoline Dodge 50.053 179.809
10 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 50.063 179.773
Row 6: 11 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota 50.066 179.763
12 16 Greg Biffle 3M/Pistonz Earplugs Ford 50.080 179.712
Row 7: 13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Guitar Hero Chevrolet 50.080 179.712
14 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 50.088 179.684
Row 8: 15 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 50.166 179.404
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet 50.180 179.354
Row 9: 17 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevrolet 50.193 179.308
18 20 Joey Logano # Home Depot Toyota 50.244 179.126
Row 10: 19 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet 50.272 179.026
20 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 50.301 178.923
Row 11: 21 12 David Stremme No. 12 Penske Dodge Dodge 50.302 178.919
22 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 50.364 178.699
Row 12: 23 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 50.549 178.045
24 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 50.559 178.010
Row 13: 25 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 50.565 177.989
26 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 50.634 177.746
Row 14: 27 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 50.713 177.469
28 98 Paul Menard Johns Manville/Menard's Ford 50.728 177.417
Row 15: 29 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 50.763 177.294
30 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 50.766 177.284
Row 16: 31 96 Bobby Labonte Ask.com Ford 50.782 177.228
32 7 Robby Gordon John Manville Toyota 50.855 176.974
Row 17: 33 44 A J Allmendinger Hunt Brothers Pizza Dodge 50.866 176.935
34 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 50.991 176.502
Row 18: 35 34 John Andretti Taco Bell Chevrolet 51.036 176.346
36 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 51.073 176.218
Row 19: 37 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 51.087 176.170
38 31 Jeff Burton Prilosec OTC/Walmart Chevrolet 51.088 176.167
Row 20: 39 36 Mike Skinner Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Toyota 51.138 175.994
40 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 51.303 175.428
Row 21: 41 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford Owner Points
42 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge Owner Points
Row 22: 43 08 Terry Labonte Carter/Simo Racing Toyota Past Champion
Did Not Qualify: # 09 Sterling Marlin; # 13 Max Papis #; # 75 Derrike Cope.

 

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, July 25, 2009 @ 04:23 PM Eastern

 

Qualifying Fast Facts
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Allstate 400 at The Brickyard (16th Running)
Coors Light Pole Winner: Mark Martin
Age: 50
Team : No. 5 - CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet
Owner: Mary Hendrick
Crew Chief: Alan Gustafson

 

Mark Martin won the pole for the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard (16th Running) with a lap of 49.436 seconds, 182.054 mph. At 50 years, 197 days, he becomes the oldest pole winner of a major event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This is his 45th pole in 742 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Martin moves into a tie for 10th with Buck Baker on the all-time poles list.

This is his fourth pole and ninth top-10 start in 2009. The last time Martin won four poles in a season was 1996.

This is his first pole in 16 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Juan Pablo Montoya (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2009 and his second in three races at Indianapolis. He also started second in his first race at Indianapolis in 2007. He finished second that race.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his first in 20 races this season.

 

 




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