Chase contending drivers Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. tied for the fastest single lap in practice at 132.186 mph. That was an identical time down to the thousandth of a second: 28.814.
Martin Truex Jr. will line up on the outside pole for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire. His lap of 135.212 was 0.050 seconds slower than Carl Edwards.
Martin Truex Jr. failed post-race laser inspection following his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 win at Chicagoland Speedway. "The Furniture Row Racing driver said his No. 78 Toyota was off by 10 thousandths of a degree in the right rear, but its left rear was within tolerances," according to NBC’s Nate Ryan.
Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver to win in the first round of the 2016 Chase and earned an automatic berth to the second round. He pitted before the green-white-checkered restart and advanced from fourth on the restart to the lead on the white flag lap. He held onto the spot after starting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway sixth.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the second quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. His top speed of 179.979 mph was posted during his first 10 laps on the track.
Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps at 193 to Denny Hamlin’s 189 but finished third in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top-five spots in final practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway with their four drivers leading the session and affiliate Martin Truex Jr. posting the fifth-best time. Carl Edwards had the best 10-lap average of 116.652 mph, Matt Kenseth was 116.607, Denny Hamlin 116.580, Kyle Busch 116.575, and Truex 116.514.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the second-fastest single lap and second-quickest 10-lap average in the morning practice session for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. His fastest lap was 120.649 mph (0.061 seconds slower than Kyle Busch) and his 10-lap average was 119.458 mph.
Martin Truex Jr. led 28 of 367 laps at Darlington Raceway en route to a Bojangles' Southern 500 victory. Three others led more laps during the evening including second-place Kevin Harvick, but Truex was in the right place at the right time and for once his luck held.
Martin Truex Jr. finished better than he qualified in his first seven Darlington attempts and showed a strong affinity for this track. In those starts, he scored six top-15s with a best of fifth in 2012.
Martin Truex Jr. had the fastest lap in the first practice session, but was unable to back that up in qualification when it mattered most. His lap of 200.356 was 14th best.
Martin Truex Jr. was one of two drivers who posted a speed greater than 201 mph in Friday’s practice session for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Truex’s top speed of 201.545 mph was 0.073 seconds faster than Jimmie Johnson with a time of 201.134.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the second-fastest lap in the second practice session for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway His speed of 129.587 mph was 0.011 seconds slower than fellow Toyota driver Kyle Busch.
Martin Truex Jr. has the seventh-best average finish in 2016 at 13.36. His average starting position has been 9.64, so he has consistently lost place-differential points.