Martin Truex Jr. has alternately struggled, prospered, and finished modestly in his past three years on two-mile tracks. Last year, he ended with an average of 21.3.
Martin Truex Jr. had the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 134.525 mph during his third to 12th laps around the track.
Martin Truex Jr. has scored only one Phoenix International Raceway top-five in his career and that came well back in 2009.
Martin Truex Jr. was one of the notable drivers who failed to advance to the final round of qualification. His lap of 135.532 mph was good enough for just 16th.
Martin Truex Jr. has earned the third-most segment points so far in 2017 with 34.
Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver in NASCAR history to sweep both segments a race. He passed a faltering Brad Keselowski with two laps remaining to win the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after starting second.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 188.613 mph.
Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., and Erik Jones were each penalized 15 minutes of practice time in the first session on Saturday before the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. posted a lap of 193.458 mph, which was .032 seconds slower than Brad Keselowski. He will line up on the outside of the front row for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 193.500 mph.
Martin Truex Jr. spent 72 percent of the afternoon in the top 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished eighth in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
Martin Truex Jr. is looking to rebound from a tough Daytona International Speedway Speedweeks. He qualified ninth for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. had difficulty making his way through technical inspection for Saturday morning’s practice for the Daytona 500.
Martin Truex Jr. was second to Denny Hamlin last year in the closest Daytona 500 finish in history. That was his second consecutive top-10 in this race.