Monday, February 13, 2017

Mark Thompson Makes Daytona International Speedway History - Feb 13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015
 Mark Thompson
Born in Cartersville, Georgia, USA.
On Feb 13, 2015, during qualifying for the season-opening Lucas Oil 200 in 2015, the 63-year-old Thompson became the oldest pole-sitter in Daytona International Speedway history after recording a lap speed of 187.336 miles per hour. A longtime ARCA Series veteran, it was Thompson’s fourth career pole, and his first in 18 years. His previous poles all came at Michigan International Speedway, twice in 1996 and once in 1997.

“Winning the pole at Daytona is a big deal,” Thompson, driver of the No. 11 Phoenix Air-Ken Schrader Racing Toyota, said in a DIS media release. “It’s special. There’s probably not another place I’d rather win the pole than here.”

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