Martin Truex Jr. intended to make only one run in the first practice session and he was racing in the pack that included a multi-car accident when Brad Keselowski turned Kyle Busch in front of traffic.
The No. 78 team of Barney Visser is exploring its options of manufacturers with an eye toward getting increased support or potentially expanding to a two-car operation.
In terms of top-10 finishes this season, Martin Truex Jr. is batting 0.933. He has finished outside the top 10 only one time, which came on the wild card Bristol Motor Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. finished third in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway to extend his current top-10 streak of 2015 to seven consecutive races. He shared that distinction with Kevin Harvick until this week; the No. 4 suffered a cut tire that dropped him a lap off the pace.
Heavy fog delayed the start of the Saturday morning session for the Quicken Loans 400. Teams and drivers only have about 30 minutes to begin dialing in their cars.
Martin Truex Jr. has had the dominant car in each of the last three races and failed to crack into Victory Lane. He had another strong mount at Pocono Raceway and won the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 by more than a second over Kevin Harvick.
Martin Truex Jr. qualified third for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway, which duplicates his best-ever qualification attempt on this track.
It was another race-winning run, but ultimately disappointing result for Martin Truex Jr. at Dover International Speedway. He led the most laps with 131, but ultimately picked the wrong strategy at the end of the FedEx 400 before slipping to sixth in the final order.
For the second week, Martin Truex Jr. had the strongest car on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track but he lost the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to a strategy call. He was the highest-finishing driver who did not stretch his fuel mileage.
Martin Truex Jr. qualified 10th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which represents his fifth-best qualification result of the season.
Martin Truex Jr. was easily the most dominant driver in the SpongeBob 400 at Kansas Speedway. He led 95 laps and had the best average running position by 40 percent over Kevin Harvick, but he was mired in traffic on the final restart and could only settle for ninth.
Martin Truex Jr. qualified fourth for the SpongeBob 400, which should portend a strong finish. The last two times he started among the top 10 at Kansas Speedway, he finished second from sixth in 2012 and was fourth from seventh in 2013.
Talladega is often the track where streaks are broken and that made Martin Truex Jr. a questionable value at the start of the Geico 500. He finished fifth at Talladega to earn his second consecutive top-10 and ninth in 10 races.
Martin Truex Jr. is back on track with another top-10 at Richmond International Raceway in the Toyota Owners 400. He ran in the top five for much of the day, slipped outside that mark, and then hovered around 10th. He edged Newman at the end of the race to earn his eighth top-10 in nine races of 2015.