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Martin Truex Jr. |

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

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For the second week, Martin Truex Jr. had the strongest car on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track but he lost the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to a strategy call. He was the highest-finishing driver who did not stretch his fuel mileage.
Truex keeps his incredible streak of top-10s alive with 11 such results in 12 races. This was his second top-five on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track after finishing second at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and he continues to be a place-and-hold driver in nearly every game. May 24 - 11:44 PM

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Martin Truex Jr. qualified 10th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which represents his fifth-best qualification result of the season.

Truex also started the Daytona 500 in 10th based on his finishing position in his qualification race. Three of his six top-10 starts have come in the past four races, meaning the team is improving yet another aspect of performance.
May 23 - 10:36 AM

Martin Truex Jr. was easily the most dominant driver in the SpongeBob 400 at Kansas Speedway. He led 95 laps and had the best average running position by 40 percent over Kevin Harvick, but he was mired in traffic on the final restart and could only settle for ninth.

Truex has failed to crack the top 10 only once this season when he suffered crash damage at Bristol, but he has not challenged for victory often. His Kansas performance raises this team to another level and makes Truex a place-and-hold driver.
May 10 - 9:30 AM

Martin Truex Jr. qualified fourth for the SpongeBob 400, which should portend a strong finish. The last two times he started among the top 10 at Kansas Speedway, he finished second from sixth in 2012 and was fourth from seventh in 2013.

Both of those strong showings came in the spring. His early season momentum in the past several seasons on this track combine with an exemplary start to 2015. The two factors should combine for an easy top-10 finish.
May 8 - 9:47 PM

Talladega is often the track where streaks are broken and that made Martin Truex Jr. a questionable value at the start of the Geico 500. He finished fifth at Talladega to earn his second consecutive top-10 and ninth in 10 races.

Truex now has a two-race, top-10 streak on plate tracks as well and will be an interesting pick at Daytona this July in salary cap games.
May 3 - 5:29 PM

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

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