FORT WORTH, Texas, April 13 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. turned in the fastest qualifying lap Friday to earn the No. 1 starting position for Saturday's Samsung Mobile 500.
Truex was clocked at 190.369 miles per hour at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, giving him his second pole at the track.
Matt Kenseth, the defending race champion, qualified second with a lap just 0.033 of a second slower than that of Truex.
Defending series champion Tony Stewart qualified 29th in a backup car. He wrecked his primary car during a practice session earlier Friday.
Biffle goes into the race with a six-point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr., who qualified 16th.