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Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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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.
It is notable that all three drivers who had perfect top-10 records end at Bristol Motor Speedway each bounced back at Richmond. At the very front of the field, this has been a fairly predictable season. Apr 26 - 9:02 PM

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Loose lugs on about lap 160 and later crash damage contributed to Martin Truex Jr.’s loss of seven laps in the Food City 500. He finished 29th.

Fantasy owners knew it could not last forever, but Truex’s snapped top-10 streak still comes as a big disappointment. He should not lose momentum based on this one bad result, however, and can continue to be a favorite in the coming weeks.
Apr 21 - 6:46 PM

Martin Truex Jr. had another up and down race at Texas Motor Speedway, but he kept his top-10 streak alive by finishing ninth in the Duck Commander 500.

While points are still essentially meaningless at this stage of the season, Truex has a 90-point lead over 17th in the standings and that has to take some of the pressure off his shoulders. With a relaxed attitude, he is more likely to win soon.
Apr 12 - 9:58 AM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Duck Commander 500. His top speed was 191.096 mph.

Truex is one of three drivers who have swept the top 10 this season and he is on course to keep that streak alive.
Apr 10 - 1:06 PM

Martin Truex Jr. has been the most pleasant surprise by far this season. His sweep of the top 10 was unanticipated at the beginning of the year and salary cap games have struggled to find his top value.

Truex’s sweep of the top 10 is only part of the story. In five of six races this season he earned positive place differential points in games that award them. He has been an all-around good value with no sign of letting up anytime soon.
Apr 7 - 2:09 PM

Martin Truex Jr. kept his top-10 streak alive with a sixth-place finish in the STP 500.

Truex spent about 300 laps in the top 10 and was inside the top 15 for another 100 or so. Martinsville was one of his biggest challenges in the first part of the season and now that the hurdle is clear, fantasy owners should place-and-hold him until he fails to crack the top 10.
Mar 29 - 8:31 PM

Along with Kevin Harvick’s sweep of the top-two positions and Joey Logano’s streak of results 10th or better, Martin Truex Jr. kept his own top-10 streak alive. He finished eighth, which matched his worst result of the season from Daytona.

In five races he has an average finish of 6.2, which makes him one of the best values at his salary cap level. He struggled in practice at Auto Club and had an untested setup to start the race. One factor that makes this team so dangerous is that they kept up with the adjustments all afternoon and improved at the end.
Mar 22 - 9:43 PM

Martin Truex Jr.’s early season surge continues to impress fantasy owners. He finished seventh in the 500 after starting 15th. This was his fourth consecutive top-10 finish after starting among the top 15 each week.

Each top-10 helps solidify Truex’s position in the points. He will remain fantasy relevant until he fails to finish in the top 15 in back-to-back races.
Mar 15 - 11:11 PM

Martin Truex Jr. kept his early season momentum alive with a second-place finish to Kevin Harvick in the Kobalt 400.

Truex was listed as one of the top dark horse picks this week and part of the reason was his fourth-place finish on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track in Kansas last year. As more drivers experience trouble each week, this strong start is going to help keep him high in the points and that could be important before the Chase.
Mar 8 - 6:49 PM

Martin Truex Jr. believes he has one of the fastest cars in the field according to the driver in a television interview. He enters the Kobalt 400 with back-to-back top-10s in the first two races of this season.

This could be a race that produces a lot of dark horses. Truex has to be considered one of the sleepers and should be used if a player’s competition does not have him available.
Mar 7 - 3:27 PM

Martin Truex Jr. kept his strong start to the 2015 season alive. He finished sixth in the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 on the heels of an eighth in the Daytona 500.

Truex ended the 2014 season strong and several of those races came on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. Next week will be another test to see if this team can maintain their momentum on the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway and early indications are positive.
Mar 1 - 10:36 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finished eighth in last week’s Daytona 500. He brings momentum with him to the track and hopes to capitalize at Atlanta.

Truex finished fourth and third in consecutive seasons on the Georgia track in 2012/2013 with Michael Waltrip Racing. He qualified the No. 78 sixth last year, but slipped to 23rd at the end. Those numbers show that he knows how to get to the front, but needs a little luck along the way
Feb 28 - 6:19 PM

Last year Martin Truex Jr. had one of the best Speedweeks among all the competitors, but a blown engine on lap 30 sent him home 43rd. This week he was equally strong in the preliminaries, but the outcome was much different. He finished eighth after starting 10th. He finished second in the Sprint Unlimited.

That was only his second Daytona top-10, however; his career-best finish was a sixth in the 2010 Daytona 500. Despite limited success, he remains one of the top choices at plate tracks and should be considered a threat when the series rolls into Talladega this May.
Feb 22 - 8:01 PM

Martin Truex Jr. has had solid performances in Daytona 500 preliminaries this season. He was part of the lead battle in the Sprint Unlimited and finished fifth in his Gatorade Duel in Daytona. That is good enough to line him up 10th for Sunday’s race.

Fantasy owners should remember that Truex qualified on the outside pole last February before blowing an engine. He started fifth in the 2013 Coke Zero 400 for Michael Waltrip Racing before crashing and finishing 41st, so do not count the points until the race is complete.
Feb 20 - 3:23 PM

Martin Truex Jr. led 28 laps in the Sprint Unlimited—the most of all drivers—but had to settle for second at the checkers. In the closing laps, he was wedged between Matt Kenseth in first and Carl Edwards in third and could not get enough drafting help from the Joe Gibbs Racing teammate.

It was still the best finish by a wide margin for Truex. Last year, he finished ninth and that was the previous high water mark.
Feb 14 - 10:44 PM