DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Martin Truex Jr. quickly erased any doubts that he would mightily pursue a defense of his 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series trophy when he convincingly won from the Busch Pole position last March at this week’s venue, Auto Club Speedway.
Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin started third in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway. But, unlike Joe Gibbs Racings teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who finished first and second, Hamlin had difficulty holding his track position.
The Monster Energy Cup series went to battle in the desert yesterday at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. ISM Raceway always hosts great action as drivers tend to be aggressive while racing on the one-mile track. With the fourth race of the season, drivers are looking to secure an early spot in the playoffs.