There are 10 comments on the story from Feb 8, 2009, titled MARTIN & MARTIN Front Row for DAYTONA 500. In it, reports that:

Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500, while sentimental favorite Mark Martin qualified second.

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Mr Consistency

United States

#1 Feb 8, 2009

United States

#2 Feb 8, 2009
Congrats to both of them.

Knoxville, TN

#3 Feb 8, 2009
Glad to see Mark's excitment show up on the track and match what he has shown in each of his interviews. I think people better not underestimate what Mark could do in Hendrick equipment and i can tell you i think he's already a lock to make the Chase. I like Truex, but im hoping he has a bad year so he can take a page out of Dale Jr's book and realize Earnhardt Ganassi or whatever the hell it is, merger or not, is a structure of an organization about to crumble. Ill predict that Mikey Waltrip Racing and Earnhardt Ganassi, if they dont merge together, that if they arent one car race teams at the beginning of next year, will be out of the sport. I want Truex to have a bad year so he and Bass Pro and his crew chief Bono Manion realize that if they want to succeed in Nascar they need to head to a better operation and i could see Truex at Stewart Haas with Bass Pro as sponsor there, maybe at a fourth Gibbs car with Napa as sponsor, or possibly moving Mark Martin over to the Bass Pro car and he and Brad Keselowski splitting that car while Truex takes over the 5 car full time for Mark Martin, as Hendrick really doesnt like splitting rides for any of his cars. I could also see Harvick possibly take over the Stewart Haas #4 Bass Pro Chevy with Truex Jr taking over the #29 Shell Pennzoil Chevy at RCR.


#4 Feb 9, 2009
i agree
Mitch Walrus


#7 Feb 9, 2009
Great job.


#8 Feb 9, 2009
Gratz Mark


#9 Feb 10, 2009
i luv it!
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#10 Feb 11, 2009
ot bump

Burns, TN

#11 Feb 12, 2009
I tell you, after what i witnessed in that 2nd Gatorade Duel with Mark Martin, to anyone that says he isnt driven or doesnt have the motivation or is too over the hill to still drive a car needs to catch the highlights to the end of that race today between he and Kyle Busch. If he didnt have to preserve his car so he didnt wreck it and so he could stay on the front row for the Daytona 500 for Sunday, then i think he would've threaded the hole or made a hole between Kyle Busch's car and the wall, but he didnt press the issue as he would if it was going for the win. Those Hendrick cars, and i mean ONLY the Hendrick drivers and not Stewart-Haas, are really fast and are going to be a hand full to deal with come Sunday.
Mr Consistency

United States

#12 Feb 13, 2009
Right on, CRJ
Should be an interesting race.

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