Martin Truex Jr., Mark Martin Take Top Two Spots for Gatorade Duels

Adam HeasleyCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2009

It is Bud pole Sunday and the anticipation for the 500 is increasing. Everybody is waiting to see who will take the top two starting spots in the field for the Daytona 500.

The day started off with Jeff Gordon posting a time that was only held untill Mark Martin posted a time of 47.919 and a speed of 187.817 mph.

Other drivers posted good times and good speeds such as Ryan Newman who qualified third, Juan Pablo Montoya who qualified fourth, and Bill Elliot who qualified forth.

It was time for the No. 1 of Martin Truex Jr., the only bright spot for GER Racing. He zipped around the 2.5 mile tri-oval at a speed of 188.001 mph and at a time of 47.872, taking the top spot from Mark Martin.

In a post-race interview with FOX's he seemed unbelievably calm." This is about the most excited a get about qualifying," he said. "We still got a long way 'til the Daytona 500."

We now know the order of the Gatorade Duels that will be run on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on SPEED.

Here is the lineup for Duel number 1 and Duel number 2



1. Martin Truex

2. Bill Elliot

3. Jimmie Johnson

4. Aric Almirola

5. Jeff Gordon

6. Tony Stewart

7. Paul Menard

8. Greg Biffle

9. Joe Nemechek

10. Joey Logano

11. Matt Kenseth

12. Jamie McMurray

13. David Ragan

14. Marcos Ambrose

15. Scott Riggs

16. Michael Waltrip

17. John Andretti

18. Brad Keselowski

19. Kasey Kahne

20. Robbie Gordon

21. Casey Mears

22. Kurt Busch

23. Sam Hornish Jr.

24. Kirk Shelmerdine

25. Tony Raines

26. Terry Labonte

27. Mike Skinner

28. Carl Long



1. Mark Martin

2. Ryan Newman

3. Juan Montoya

4. Travis Kvapil

5. Bobby Labonte

6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

7. Regan Smith

8. Kyle Busch

9. Scott Speed

10. David Reutimann

11. Boris Said

12. Clint Bowyer

13. Denny Hamlin

14. Carl Edwards

15. Reed Sorenson

16. Elliot Sadler

17. Jeff Burton

18. Brian Vickers

19. A.J. Allmendinger

20. David Stremme

21. Jeremy Mayfield

22. Mike Wallace

23. Mike Garvey

24. Kevin Harvick

25. Derrike Cope

26. Kelly Bires

27. Geoff Bodine

28. Norm Benning



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