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Martin Truex Jr.

Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. dominated the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but fell prey to Kyle Larson on the final lap.
Truex gave Larson the low line on the restart and that proved to be his undoing. Still, he climbed from 13th on the grid and led 57 laps to be one of the top fantasy earners of the day. Aug 13 - 6:18 PM

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Martin Truex Jr. posted a lap of 201.263 mph in the second round of time trials for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway and failed to advance to the final 12. He will roll off the grid 13th on Sunday.

This is the first time in the last 16 unrestricted speedway races that he failed to qualify among the top 10. One of the keys to Truex’s success has been his ability to get up front and stay there, so this could significantly impact his fantasy value.
Aug 11 - 6:00 PM

Martin Truex Jr. showed speed when necessary and fuel conservation when necessary en route to his fourth race of the season in the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International.

Truex even had enough gas to do a burnout at the end, so he might have saved a little more than absolutely necessary. On the final lap, he managed to gap to Matt Kenseth and added five more bonus points to his total.
Aug 6 - 5:34 PM

Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from last week’s accident at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to finish third in the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Truex had the opportunity to get another stage win and the bonus point that goes along with it. Pocono is such a strange track, however, that strategy dictated he run for the win instead. Truex continues to be one of the top contenders each week.
Jul 30 - 6:30 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the second fastest time in the final time trial session for the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway and will line up alongside Kyle Busch.

Last week, Truex and Busch battled up front all afternoon and would have settled the Brickyard 400 between them if not for an accident midway through the event. They will race together throughout Sunday’s event as well and the win could come down to who has the best pit stop on the final stop—and that could be highly controversial. Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs suspended two of the crew members that he has leased to Furniture Row all season.
Jul 30 - 12:35 PM

Martin Truex Jr. had to sit out the first 30 minutes of final practice for the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway as a penalty for taking too long to get through inspection last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This could actually hurt Truex a little. He was not great in the first session with the seventh-fastest lap and crew chief Cole Pearn was not overly enthused by the handling.
Jul 29 - 11:45 AM

Martin Truex Jr. finished third in the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but he added one more bonus point to his total by winning stage three.

Truex was one of the top performers in the preliminary sessions for this race and was expected to be one of the best values. He did not disappoint fantasy owners and continues to be a great place-and-hold driver.
Jul 16 - 6:46 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire International Speedway from his second through 11th laps on the circuit.

It’s hard not to make Truex one of this week’s favorites because he has fast single lap speeds and quick averages. He should lead a lot of laps and that will offset any potential lost place differential points.
Jul 15 - 3:11 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire. His top speed of 131.338 was exactly 29 seconds around the track.

Truex confirmed the speed that initially put him on the outside of the front row in Friday’s qualification. He was elevated to the pole when Kyle Larson’s time was disallowed, but this team has speed to spare and should lead laps early.
Jul 15 - 1:20 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the second fastest time in qualification for the Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Last week Larson and Truex finished first and second. This reverses their position on the track when the green flag waves, but the battle for supremacy is going to be exactly the same.
Jul 14 - 6:22 PM

Martin Truex Jr. had the most dominant car of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway and proved as much by holding off the field on old tires to win his third race of the year.

Truex swept the race by winning both stages and the race. A caution just before the white flag put him in a bad position where he had to make an early decision on whether to pit. He stayed out and the rest of lead lap cars—only eight of them—came for fresh rubber. Truex’s car was so much better than the field that he managed to hold them off for the green-white-checkered win.
Jul 8 - 10:55 PM

Martin Truex Jr. was one of four drivers to sweep the top 10 on road courses last year with a fifth at Sonoma Raceway and seventh at Watkins Glen International.

Truex is not one of the first drivers who come to mind on road courses and that could play into fantasy players’ favor. He will be as far under the radar as it is possible for a driver with 10 segment wins.
Jun 23 - 2:43 PM

Martin Truex Jr. earned two championship bonus points for winning segments one and two at Michigan International Speedway in the FireKeepers Casino 400. He was sixth in the final segment.

He also earned 10 points at the end of each segment to give him a total of 51 for the race. That was the second most in the field and he added fantasy points for 62 laps led. Both were second to the winner Kyle Larson.
Jun 18 - 8:18 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 198.385 mph.

Truex lines up on the outside front row for the third consecutive race and as with Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway, he will be one of the favorites to finish in the top five. He is expensive in cap games, however, and fantasy owners will want to give him some thought before automatically activating him.
Jun 17 - 10:29 AM

For the third straight week Martin Truex Jr. will start a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on the outside pole and for the third consecutive race he was beaten by a driver named Kyle. Truex posted a lap of 202.117 mph in final round of qualification for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

At Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway he started second to Kyle Busch; this week, he was felled by Kyle Larson. Starting up front has been a good omen for Truex in the past two weeks with a third-place finish at Dover and a sixth at Pocono.
Jun 16 - 5:18 PM