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Martin Truex Jr.

Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. was leading the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway with 10 to go when he had a bad pit stop. That put him back in traffic and he ultimately finished 14th.
This goes in the books as yet another way to lose a race. Truex is still looking for his first short track win and will have to wait until August at Bristol to try again. Apr 21 - 11:37 PM

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Martin Truex Jr. led the first 38 laps of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway before giving the spot up to Joey Logano.

Truex continues to look strong and should remain on your NASCAR Fantasy Live game.
Apr 21 - 7:06 PM

Martin Truex Jr. set a lap of 123.859 m.p.h. to win the pole for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. It is his 18th career pole and first at Richmond.

Truex was fastest in round one and fourth-fastest in round two. He is sill looking for his first short track win of his career – and there would be no better place to do that than on a little course that behaves like an unrestricted, intermediate speedway.
Apr 20 - 6:20 PM

Martin Truex Jr. will make his 450th career NASCAR Cup Series start in Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

He made his Cup debut Oct. 31, 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, starting 33rd and finishing 37th. His career totals entering Richmond include: 449 starts, 16 wins, 72 top fives, 165 top 10s, 17 poles and 6,662 laps led. Truex (No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota) is looking to make his 450th career start memorable, and at the same time, seeking redemption at the 0.75-mile short track. In his last visit to Richmond (September 2017), after leading a race-high 198 laps, he saw victory snatched away after a controversial caution came out with three laps remaining. He had a comfortable three-second lead when NASCAR called a caution for the No. 15 car brushing the wall. "After what we have gone through the past two weeks (accidents in both Texas and Bristol), a Richmond redemption would give us a big lift.": said Truex.-Furniture Row Racing
Apr 17 - 7:45 PM

Martin Truex Jr. could only manage a lap of 126.765 m.p.h. in round one of qualification for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He failed to advance into round two and starts only 26th.

Truex will have good company in the back with Kevin Harvick going to a backup, plus Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, and Jamie McMurray also failing to advance out of round one – but this hurts each of those driver’s odds in race trim.
Apr 13 - 5:07 PM

With five laps remaining in segment 1 of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Martin Truex Jr.

Truex cut a right front tire and slammed the wall hard. His streak of 10 consecutive top-fives on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks comes to an end and he busted many rosters in fantasy NASCAR.
Apr 8 - 3:09 PM

Through the first six races, the Rotoworld Cheat Sheets have predicted Martin Truex Jr. the most accurately within an average of 2.8.

In the opening weeks, the Cheat Sheets have never predicted Truex worse than six positions from his actual finish and that came on the wild card plate track of Daytona International Speedway. On four occasions, he landed within three of his prediction. Last week, he finished fourth after being handicapped fourth. On average, the Cheat Sheets have ranked all drivers within 5.5 positions since the Daytona 500.
Mar 30 - 10:20 AM

Martin Truex Jr. started on the pole of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway and lost three spots, but he earned his fifth straight top-five with a fourth-place finish.

Truex remains one of the best values in every fantasy game. This was his 13th top-five in the past 15 races dating back to the start of the 2017 playoffs. He still has not yet won a short track race, but should be considered a favorite on every track type until he stumbles.
Mar 26 - 5:38 PM

Martin Truex Jr. faded from the pole of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway and was running 13th with 20 laps remaining in segment one.

If Truex is on your NASCAR Fantasy Live roster, it might be best to move him into the garage. He could rebound, but the team seems to be behind on adjustments.
Mar 26 - 3:41 PM

Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green Sunday after qualification for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway was canceled because of rain.

Truex’s was also fast during practice, which makes him a big threat for the weekend. A victory is doubtful, but he should be able to lead some laps and finish in the top five and that makes him a good option this week.
Mar 24 - 4:28 PM

Martin Truex Jr. swept practice for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.415 mph.

Truex was third on the 10-lap average chart. In the first practice session, he was atop this leaderboard. In an interview after practice, he was relaxed and confident. He should be considered a favorite to earn a top-five and might challenge for his first-ever short track win.
Mar 24 - 1:46 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.752.

Truex also had the quickest 10-lap average. He has rarely finished in the top five on this track, but enters the weekend with a four-race streak of top-fives.
Mar 24 - 11:17 AM

Martin Truex Jr. finished second last fall in the First Data 500, but that is one of only three top-fives earned at Martinsville Speedway during his career.

Until last fall, Truex’s last top-five came in spring 2012, but he still shows steady improvement. In his first 15 attempts on this track, he finished on the lead lap only five times. Truex enters the STP 500 with a current six-race streak of complete races that includes three results of sixth or seventh.
Mar 22 - 2:38 PM

Martin Truex Jr. completed the cycle in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway by winning each segment and taking the victory by about 10 seconds over Kyle Larson.

Truex finished sixth or better in three races on two-mile tracks last year and was absolutely dominant on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. Everyone kept waiting for him to regain his 2017 winning form and this will be the pivotal race of this season.
Mar 18 - 6:46 PM

Martin Truex Jr. made a clean sweep of the stages in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway by winning the second segment.

Truex was great on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks last year; but less so on two-milers. Still, he seems to have found the groove this week and looks to extend his current streak of three top-fives.
Mar 18 - 6:45 PM