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NASCAR

Jun 23 - 2019

Savvy Victory for Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma

Martin Truex Jr. made Sonoma Raceway his playground on Sunday afternoon where he won the Toyota Save Mart 350 for his fourth victory of 2019. Savvy Victory for Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma

Martin Truex Jr. made Sonoma Raceway his playground on Sunday afternoon where he won the Toyota Save Mart 350 for his fourth victory of 2019. The New Jersey native led a race-high 59 laps on his way to the win, his third at the Northern California road course.

Toyota drivers showed their road course skill by placing five inside the top-eight finishers, with Matt DiBenedetto earning his NASCAR Cup Series finish. “I cannot explain how thankful and glad I am that we got a good run that we deserve. It has been a tough year; we just haven’t had the results that we deserve. We have had fast cars. I cannot explain how thankful I am to have this opportunity and how desperate I was to get a run like this for my team and how many people took a chance on me,” DiBenedetto said. 
6_23_2019 Matt DiBenedetto at Sonoma Raceway

Truex Jr. became the first driver since NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon to repeat with back-to-back victories at Sonoma Raceway. The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion conveyed his excitement in victory lane, “Just excited to come back here and win again after last year. Two years ago we had a dominant car and it blew up late in the race and to come be able to kind of get a little bit of redemption for that feels good.”

He continued, “Just really proud of everybody on this team and everybody back at the shop at JGR and TRD and everybody who makes this possible. We’ve got some friends here from Bass Pro today and I know they were excited. They were asking me how we were going to be, they wanted to come drink some wine and see some race cars go around and I was like, ‘You better get here because we’re going to have a shot at it.’ Just really thankful for everyone and all their hard work and really excited today, just a big day for us.”

 The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Chicagoland next Sunday afternoon, June 30th where Toyota drivers will look to repeat as winners at the Joliet Illinois track.