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Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. intended to make only one run in the first practice session and he was racing in the pack that included a multi-car accident when Brad Keselowski turned Kyle Busch in front of traffic.
Truex will have to go to a backup as he attempts to score a third consecutive top-15 at Daytona. His previous two attempts ended in the 40s, which makes him a questionable value at his salary cap level. Jul 3 - 3:29 PM

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The No. 78 team of Barney Visser is exploring its options of manufacturers with an eye toward getting increased support or potentially expanding to a two-car operation.

Martin Truex Jr.’s team has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing that contributes notes from three other cars. While the alliance is working better than many would have expected, in NASCAR it pays dividends to try and stay ahead of the curve.
Source: NASCAR.com
Jun 19 - 12:28 PM

In terms of top-10 finishes this season, Martin Truex Jr. is batting 0.933. He has finished outside the top 10 only one time, which came on the wild card Bristol Motor Speedway.

Along with Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch, Truex has been a place-and-hold driver all year. He may eventually slow down, but fantasy owners are liable to lose a lot of points betting against him.
Jun 18 - 8:21 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finished third in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway to extend his current top-10 streak of 2015 to seven consecutive races. He shared that distinction with Kevin Harvick until this week; the No. 4 suffered a cut tire that dropped him a lap off the pace.

Truex’s remarkable season continues and any fantasy player who has not yet taken notice of the No. 78 needs to reevaluate their roster.
Jun 14 - 6:36 PM

Heavy fog delayed the start of the Saturday morning session for the Quicken Loans 400. Teams and drivers only have about 30 minutes to begin dialing in their cars.

Martin Truex Jr. and Kasey Kahne swapped the early speed to chase in the opening laps with Kahne becoming the first driver in this session to top the 200 mph mark.
Jun 13 - 9:35 AM

Martin Truex Jr. has had the dominant car in each of the last three races and failed to crack into Victory Lane. He had another strong mount at Pocono Raceway and won the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 by more than a second over Kevin Harvick.

At Kansas Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway Truex was beaten by other driver’s strategy. This week, shear strength got the No. 78 to the checkers first. Now that he has this win, the team can go for broke.
Jun 7 - 4:24 PM

Martin Truex Jr. qualified third for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway, which duplicates his best-ever qualification attempt on this track.

Truex’s two previous third-place starts ended well. He finished third in the June 2007 Pocono 500 and 12th in the August 2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500. He should easily extend his current top-10 streak to six consecutive races.
Jun 6 - 10:05 AM

It was another race-winning run, but ultimately disappointing result for Martin Truex Jr. at Dover International Speedway. He led the most laps with 131, but ultimately picked the wrong strategy at the end of the FedEx 400 before slipping to sixth in the final order.

With a strong ride and four fresh tires, his strategy seemed safe, but he got caught in traffic on the narrow track and could not get around the first two rows of cars on a late-race restart. Truex is still earning a lot of fantasy points, so owners cannot be too disappointed.
May 31 - 7:02 PM

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

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