Martin Truex Jr. wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

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Entering 2016, Martin Truex Jr. hadn't won a pole since 2012. He now has two this season. Truex posted the fastest lap in the third round of qualifying at Charlotte on Thursday and will start first in Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600.

Truex's first pole of the season came at Kansas, a race he dominated. However his chances at victory were derailed when the team had an issue attaching the right front wheel to the hub on the final pit stop. He ended up finishing 14th.

Fast cars and crazy things slowing them down has been the story of Truex's 2016. He was fast a Dover in the last Sprint Cup points race and got caught in a bizarre chain reaction crash that was cued when Jimmie Johnson had a gearbox issue.

He was in position to win at Texas earlier this year as well before a couple late cautions ruined the team's strategy and he was passed by Kyle Busch on newer tires.

Oh yeah, he was a very-close second to Denny Hamlin in the Daytona 500.

1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Joey Logano
3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Greg Biffle
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Carl Edwards
10. Trevor Bayne
11. Paul Menard
12. Chase Elliott
13. Kurt Busch
14. Ryan Newman
15. AJ Allmendinger
16. Kyle Busch
17. Casey Mears
18. Ryan Blaney
19. Danica Patrick
20. Aric Almirola
21. Tony Stewart
22. Chris Buescher
23. Jamie McMurray
24. Kyle Larson
25. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
26. Clint Bowyer
27. Matt Kenneth
28. Austin Dillon
29. Kasey Kahne
30. Brian Scott
31. Regan Smith
32. Michael McDowell
33. Landon Cassill
34. Matt DiBenedetto
35. David Ragan
36. Cole Whitt
37. Josh Wise
38. Michael Annett
39. Jeffrey Earnhardt
40. Reed Sorenson

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of From The Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!