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Martin Truex Jr.

Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. was one of four drivers to sweep the top 10 on road courses last year with a fifth at Sonoma Raceway and seventh at Watkins Glen International.
Truex is not one of the first drivers who come to mind on road courses and that could play into fantasy players’ favor. He will be as far under the radar as it is possible for a driver with 10 segment wins. Jun 23 - 2:43 PM

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Martin Truex Jr. earned two championship bonus points for winning segments one and two at Michigan International Speedway in the FireKeepers Casino 400. He was sixth in the final segment.

He also earned 10 points at the end of each segment to give him a total of 51 for the race. That was the second most in the field and he added fantasy points for 62 laps led. Both were second to the winner Kyle Larson.
Jun 18 - 8:18 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 198.385 mph.

Truex lines up on the outside front row for the third consecutive race and as with Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway, he will be one of the favorites to finish in the top five. He is expensive in cap games, however, and fantasy owners will want to give him some thought before automatically activating him.
Jun 17 - 10:29 AM

For the third straight week Martin Truex Jr. will start a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on the outside pole and for the third consecutive race he was beaten by a driver named Kyle. Truex posted a lap of 202.117 mph in final round of qualification for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

At Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway he started second to Kyle Busch; this week, he was felled by Kyle Larson. Starting up front has been a good omen for Truex in the past two weeks with a third-place finish at Dover and a sixth at Pocono.
Jun 16 - 5:18 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth in the Axalta Presents the Pocono 400 after having to come from the back of the field for an unapproved change to his car. That is his seventh top-10 in his last eight attempts.

Truex officially started second, which means he lost a few place-differential points that were barely offset by five laps led. Still, given the hill he had to climb from the start and his Pocono record, this was a solid performance with which fantasy owners should happy.
Jun 11 - 9:27 PM

Martin Truex Jr. led 102 laps of the AAA 400 Drive for Autism and was one of the dominant drivers at certain periods of the race. He finished strong with a third-place finish.

He pitted for tires later than his competitors and charged through the field. With slightly better rubber on his car, it appeared he might be able to challenge during NASCAR’s overtime, but chaos erupted behind him on the last lap with an eight-car wreck and relegated him to third.
Jun 4 - 5:26 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted a lap of 158.877 mph in the final round of qualification for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism and will roll off the grid from the outside pole.

That was .011 seconds slower than Kyle Busch. Truex might not be all that upset that he missed the top spot because the last time he earned a pole here he finished 30th in fall 2011. Last fall, he started on the outside of the front row and won the Citizen Soldier 400.
Jun 2 - 4:54 PM

Martin Truex Jr. led 233 of the 400 laps that make up the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but he finished third behind Austin Dillon, who stretched his fuel mileage, and a hard charging Kyle Busch. Truex also won stage two of the race.

That was Truex’s sixth consecutive top-10 finish on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. Two of these were victories and now two of them have been third-place finishes. Truex has been one of the top values on this track type.
May 29 - 12:47 AM

Martin Truex Jr. took the lead on a late-race restart in the 400 at Kansas Speedway and watched as the remainder of the top five battled hard. He beat Brad Keselowski to the line by 1.1 seconds.

Truex ran well at Kansas last year, but this was one of the tracks where strange things happened to keep him from Victory Lane. His ninth career win was a bit of vindication.
May 13 - 11:53 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Friday morning’s practice session for the 400 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 185.065 mph.

Truex has not cracked the top five in his last four starts on this track, but he has been consistent with results of ninth through 15th. He has run stronger than those raw results suggest, however, and should contend for his best result in two years.
May 12 - 12:34 PM

Martin Truex Jr. needs an incident-free race this week after suffering a mishap in his last four restrictor-plate, superspeedway attempts.

In his last four plate races, Truex has sustained crash damage three times and an engine failure one time. In the last race when he did not experience any trouble, he finished second in the 2016 Daytona 500. He was seventh in the fall Talladega race of 2015, so staying out of trouble will be key.
May 6 - 1:18 PM

For the second week in a row, Martin Truex Jr. had a late-race penalty, but he overcame his setback and finished 10th in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Truex was sent to the back of the pack for a commitment line violation following a lap-367 caution. Last week, a late-race speeding penalty cost him a shot at winning Bristol Motor Speedway’s Food City 500; he finished eighth on that bullring. Despite these problems, Truex should be regarded as a driver who is improving his short track performance.
Apr 30 - 7:30 PM

Martin Truex Jr. had the best 10-lap average in Happy Hour for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway with a speed of 119.074 mph.

Truex was also second-fastest in that session and rolls off the grid on the inside of the second row. He has a perfect combination to lead laps early and should be considered in most fantasy games.
Apr 29 - 12:49 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400 with a speed of 124.178 mph.

In a 400-lap race, qualification matters because track position is difficult to make up. A good pit selection that comes with a top-five start makes it easier to handicap a driver at the top of the order.
Apr 28 - 1:01 PM

Martin Truex Jr. drove the No. 78 Toyota to an eighth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway, but NASCAR officials found one of the car's 20 lug nuts was improperly installed in a post-race check.

Crew chief Cole Pearn was fined $10,000 for the violation. Pearn is in his third season atop the box at Furniture Row Racing, having guided Truex to six wins during that span and the third position in the 2017 driver
Apr 26 - 3:56 PM