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.
Martin Truex Jr. was spun on the final corner of the last lap of the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen and dropped to seventh at the checkered flag. He started the race 14th.
Martin Truex Jr. attempted to make only one qualification run, but was held up on his lap by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. His lap was only good enough for 14th on the grid and he will need to play a little strategy to get into the top 10.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Cheez-it 355 at Watkins Glen International. His top speed was 126.883 mph.
Persistent rain and an unforgiving forecast has delayed the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway to Monday with coverage beginning at 10:30 Eastern on NBCSN. When the field goes green, they will be led to the line by Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Pocono Raceway’s final practice session for the Pennsylvania 400 with a speed of 176.377 mph. He will lead the Pennsylvania 400 field to green.
Martin Truex Jr. will lead the Pennsylvania 400 field to green Sunday at Pocono Raceway. His lap of 179.244 mph was good enough to outpace Carl Edwards’ 178.873. This is Truex’s 10th career pole.
Martin Truex Jr. finished eighth in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard after starting the afternoon eighth. This was his fourth result of 11th or better in the past five Indianapolis Motor Speedway races.
Martin Truex Jr led 123 laps and seemed to have one of the dominant cars until problems at the end of the New Hampshire 301 derailed his efforts again. He broke a shifter and then his transmission, which ultimately cost him a shot at the win; Truex finished 16th.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the New Hampshire 301. His top speed of 133.562 mph was 0.039 seconds faster than Carl Edwards’ 133.380.
A penalty for passing in the pits cost Martin Truex Jr. a shot at victory. Forced to restart 22nd—at the tail-end of the lead lap with 67 circuits remaining—Truex had to charge hard to get back with the leaders and was not able to conserve fuel. He made a determined charge to third, then had to pit for fuel.
After sweeping those positions in 2013, Martin Truex Jr. failed to finish in the top five in his last four road course races until this weekend. He finished fifth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma to get back into championship form.