Truex Hoping For Better Bristol Success

Martin Truex Jr. has been on a terror lately. Heading into Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, the Furniture Row Racing driver has top five finishes in 10 of his last 13 starts. Among those 10 top fives were three trips to victory lane. It’s clear that his No. 78 Toyota will be a favorite nearly everywhere we go for the remainder of the season. But, one track that he may not be a contender to win at is Saturday’s race at Bristol.…

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Truex Having Similar, If Not Better Season In 2018 Than Championship Winning Once Of 2017

It’s crazy to what perception does to someone’s mind. Last year, all we could talk about is how dominant that Martin Truex Jr. was during the first 22 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He’d keep that dominance up all the way through the Homestead-Miami Speedway en route to his first series championship. But, what if I told you that after 22 races into the 2018 season, his stats are in fact mostly better than where they were after 22 races in 2017? Perception right?

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Sunday Is Truex’s Turn To Win Again

We’re to the point that I wouldn’t be shocked if outside of the Talladega playoff race in the Fall, that the “Big 3” are going to win all of the remaining races on the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. I mean, we’re now 21 races into the season and Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have combined to win 16 of them. In fact, if you take out the three restrictor plate races run this year, they’re 16-for-18. You would think that with this weekend being…

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Can Truex Pull Season Sweep At Pocono?

Martin Truex Jr. had a great last pit call to keep him out for track position in the end of June’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Pocono Raceway. Clean air trumped new tires as Truex led the final 21 laps en route to his second career victory on the Tricky Triangle. Now, the Furniture Row Racing driver is aiming to win in the return trip this weekend for the Gander Outdoors 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). If Truex can take his No. 78 Toyota to victory…

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Big 3 Likely Favorites Again This Weekend In Pocono

It’s no secret, the “Big 3” on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season have by and far been leaps and bounds better than everyone else. Heading into Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), they’ve won 15 of the 20 races run in 2018. But, if you take out the three restrictor plate races run, they’re really won 15 of 17 races. So, can anyone challenge them in this weekend’s race at the Pocono Raceway? Trends say, yes. 

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Over The Last 42 Cup Races, Only 2 Organizations Other Than “Big 3” Have Won A Non Plate Race

It’s the biggest story in NASCAR now right. The “Big 3 right?” On Sunday, the “Big 3” took three of the top four finishing positions in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Shocker, I know. Kevin Harvick bumped Kyle Busch out of the way en route to his sixth victory of the season. Busch, had to settle for second while Martin Truex Jr. was fourth. Last week, Truex won while Busch was fourth and Harvick was fifth. Two weeks prior to that, Busch was first,…

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Have Busch and Truex Caught Up To Harvick?

Heading into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Kevin Harvick is tied with Kyle Busch for most race wins of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with five apiece. He’s a legitimate threat to win his second career Cup Series title in November. But, the question lies, has Busch and Martin Truex Jr. caught up to Harvick’s fast pace that he stormed out of the gates with? While Harvick does have five victories already in 2018, none have come in the last eight weeks.…

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5-hour Energy Joins Lowe’s, Won’t Return To NASCAR In 2019, Both Are Sponsors Of Last 2 Cup Champions

Despite winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, 5-hour Energy and Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that the sponsor won’t be returning to the team or the sport in general next season. The move comes as a shocker as the sponsor has been in the sport for the last several years and was part of a championship winning team just one season ago. This year, 5-hour Energy had even more of a presence on the No. 78 Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr. as they sponsored the…

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For 2nd Straight Year, Truex Dominates Quaker State 400

SPARTA, KY – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Kentucky Speedway have seen some dominating efforts. Kyle Busch led 125 laps in his win in the inaugural race in 2011. Brad Keselowski followed that up by leading 68 laps in his 2012 win. He’d then lead 199 circuits around the 1.5-mile track in his 2014 win and 75 more in his 2016 victory. Last year, Martin Truex Jr. led 152 of 274 laps in a victorious effort. On Saturday night, Truex upped his game even more. The Furniture…

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins The Pole For Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SPARTA, KY – If there’s any track where qualifying means more than anywhere else, it’s the Kentucky Speedway. Six of the seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the 1.5-mile track have been won by a driver with a top 10 starting position. That’s 85.7-percent of the time. To further that point, four of the seven winners came from the front row including three of the last four years. The furthest a winner came from? 16th.

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