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By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: This is the second of a four-part series focusing on why each of the Championship Four will end Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title in hand. Martin Truex, Jr. enters Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the championship favorite, but there’s more to it than just his on track accolades this season. Heading into the final race of the season, Truex is enjoying the best year of his career, with seven wins (half of hisRead More
By Brant James, NASCAR Wire Service Crew chief Cole Pearn spent the first 35 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season watching driver Martin Truex Jr. amass a bevy of insurance through playoff and stage points with his series-high seven victories. All that security is gone now, as the Furniture Row Racing team that has been the standard for the garage enters the finale on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a four-car showdown for the championship. All Truex Jr. has to do is finish better than three formerRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – The PJ1 traction compound is supposed to create more competitive racing. The compound was applied once again to the racing surface at Charlotte Motor Speedway. One driver who is optimistic about the compound is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader Martin Truex, Jr. Truex ran well in the Coca-Cola 600 in May, the last time the series visited the 1.5-mile D-Shaped oval. He won one of the three stages and led 233 of the 400 laps. The only difference between theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor In Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martin Truex, Jr. and his Furniture Row Racing team were once again one of the cars to beat, but nearly found themselves out of the equation after getting swept up in a crash at the end of the second stage. Despite the damage sustained in the wreck, Truex was still able to rebound by the end of the race, scoring a top-five finish when all was said and done. “I could not see anything and I wasRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for 24 drivers. We will release one driver preview per day over a 24-day stretch. Age: 36 Years in Cup: 11 Career Wins: 7 Biggest Accomplishment: 4 wins in 2016 A stellar 2016 season saw Martin Truex Jr. tie a career best with eight top-five finishes and set career bests with four wins, five poles and 1,809 laps led. The four wins included two of the sport’s crown jewels, the Coca-ColaRead More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Martin Truex Jr. may have secured the pole for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but questions still remain if the championship contender will advance tomorrow only to be penalized later next week after an inspection incident prior to qualifying this weekend. NASCAR confiscated the left front jack screw from Truex’s machine prior to qualifying, complicating the playoff picture as Truex enters tomorrow’s race 13 points ahead of the Chase cutoff. broke the story and said “a penalty of this natureRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Are you currently at a cross roads in life? Are you fighting an uphill battle to achieve your dreams? Are you a true fighter? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, there is a driver you should be pulling for this Chase season. Thousands of drivers have come and gone over the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Some drivers latch on and have productive careers, others like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, change the sport forever and becomeRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Many are considering 2016 a career-year for 36-year-old Martin Truex Jr., but I believe after an incredible victory in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday, that he’s just getting started. Truex has been fast virtually everywhere he has unloaded in 2016, and with Sunday’s win at Darlington, he has now crossed two crown jewel events from his bucket list. He of course led 392 of the 400 laps in the Coca-Cola 600 earlier this year as well. Truex was also within about an inch ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry team outpaced the field for the Coca-Cola 600 pole on Thursday night and easily led the most laps in the race itself. This was Truex’s ninth career pole, and first pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex opened up an early lead until the competition caution on lap 25. After the restart, Truex held off the competition, to once again open up a gap that extended to nearly six seconds. DuringRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 from Texas Motor Speedway is officially over and for the second consecutive week Kyle Busch is the victor. Here are the latest five takeaways from NASCAR’s trip to the 1.5-mile oval. 1) Kyle Busch Can someone seriously stop this man? ‘Rowdy’ is, without question, at the best place of his career both personally and professionally, and it shows both on the track and during interviews. The reigning 2015 Sprint Cup champion has rattled off four wins in eight days among allRead More