Richmond International Raceway has been the second-worst track during Martin Truex Jr.’s career with an average finish of 22nd in 20 starts.
Martin Truex Jr. has scored three top-10 finishes in his last five Richmond International Raceway attempts. Equally notable, his last two results outside that mark came in the fall races.
Crew chief Cole Pearn called Martin Truex Jr. into the pits on the next-to-last stop, but the call came too late. Afraid of hitting the commitment cone, Truex stayed out on old tires and eventually slipped back to sixth at the checkers.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Duck Commander 500 with a lap of 192.390 mph.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Duck Commander 500 weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. His top speed of 192.892 mph was set in the final moments of practice.
Martin Truex Jr. finished 18th in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, which did not earn very many points for fantasy owners, but he currently sits 11th in the points.
Martin Truex Jr. will race Joey Logano differently after a confrontation between the two drivers at Auto Club Speedway sent the No. 78 into the wall, according to NBC Sports.
Kyle Busch posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 182.568 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.
Martin Truex Jr. has finished between seventh and 14th in his last three attempts at Phoenix International Raceway. All three starts came with his current No. 78 team.
Martin Truex Jr. returns to the 1.5-mile oval Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend second in current driver points with finishes of second in the Daytona 500 and seventh at the recent Cup race in Atlanta.
Martin Truex Jr. had mixed feelings about his seventh-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Last year after scoring a top-10 in the Daytona 500, Martin Truex Jr. came to Atlanta and finished sixth. This year, he expects to carry the same momentum earned with a second-place in the Daytona 500.
Martin Truex Jr. finished second in the Daytona 500, but might take a little consolation that he lost in the closest finish in the history of this race.
Jimmie Johnson spun in turn one of the final lap of the second Can Am Duel in Daytona. He collected five other cars. Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, and Danica Patrick were also involved. Johnson appeared to be blocked by Jamie McMurray before spinning.