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.
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.