Despite Banner Season, Martin Truex Jr. Feels he’s Capable of More

Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour Energy Toyota, speaks with the media during the Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the start of a new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season arrives, life is quite a bit better for Martin Truex Jr.—not to mention noticeably different.

Now that he’s returning to Daytona as the series champion, Truex feels that difference. Continue reading

Martin Truex Jr. Holds Off Kyle Busch for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Title

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At the end of a riveting, breathtaking battle that had fans in the grandstands on their feet long after the checkered flag, Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch by 0.681 seconds at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 and his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. Continue reading

Truex’s Luck Turns with Dominating NASCAR Sprint Cup Win in Coca Cola 600

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The heartbreak kid survived 600 miles without another broken heart.

Instead, Martin Truex Jr. broke records in Sunday night’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a race in which the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota set new standards for domination.

Truex led 392 of 400 laps, most ever in NASCAR’s longest Sprint Cup Series race. He spent 588 of 600 miles at the front of the field, most ever in a single race in NASCAR history.

And when it was over, Truex had his first victory of the season, the fourth of his career and an all-but-guaranteed berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Perhaps more important, Truex erased a litany of crushing disappointments that continued into this season and ruined potential winning efforts at Texas, Kansas and Dover. Continue reading