AVONDALE, Ariz. — At age 54, Mark Martin shows no sign of slowing down.
Five days after finishing third in the Daytona 500, Martin won the pole position for the next NASCAR Sprint Cup series race Sunday, at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin, who drives the No. 55 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, turned the fastest lap at 138.074 mph Friday on the one-mile Phoenix track for the Subway Fresh Fit 500.
He became the second-oldest winner of a Cup series pole in history. The oldest was Harry Gant, who also was 54 but a few months older than Martin when Gant won the pole in Bristol, Tenn., in 1994.