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TRUEX STARTS OUT FRONT

NASCAR Busch series points leader Martin Truex Jr. won his seventh pole of the season in qualifying at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Truex, 144 points ahead of Kyle Busch, sped around the three-quarter-mile oval in a Chevrolet at 120.198 mph. But that lap -- just off Jeff Green's four-year-old qualifying record of 120.267 -- was achieved only after some hard work.

Truex, a five-time winner on the circuit this season, had the second-fastest lap in practice behind Ron Hornaday. But adjustments before qualifying gave Truex the top spot for today's Sam's Town 250 (3:30 p.m., TNT).

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