Fort Worth, Texas — After qualifying was rained out three straight weeks, with NASCAR lining up the cars by points, Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday's Dickies 500 on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval. His fast lap of 118.469 mph relegated early leader Martin Truex Jr. to second at 188.003 in the 43-car field.
It was the fourth pole of the season for the four-time series champion, as well as the 67th of his career. But it was Gordon's first pole in 16 tries at Texas.
Texas and Homestead are the only tracks on the current schedule at which Gordon has not won.