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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Truex Jr. kept his top-10 streak alive with a sixth-place finish in the STP 500.
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.
Martin Truex Jr.’s early season surge continues to impress fantasy owners. He finished seventh in the CampingWorld.com 500 after starting 15th. This was his fourth consecutive top-10 finish after starting among the top 15 each week.
Martin Truex Jr. kept his early season momentum alive with a second-place finish to Kevin Harvick in the Kobalt 400.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.