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NASCAR

Aug 4 - 2019

Camry Drivers Turn Road Course Ringers

August 04, 2019, While a Toyota Camry wasn’t able to drive into victory lane, four were able to score top-10 finishes with Martin Truex Jr. finishing second to race-winner Chase Elliott.Camry Drivers Turn Road Course Ringers

When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) drivers take to the high-speed road course at Watkins Glen International in Upstate New York, there is always a lot of action and today’s race was no exception. While a Toyota Camry wasn’t able to drive into victory lane, four were able to score top-10 finishes with Martin Truex Jr. finishing second to race-winner Chase Elliott.

“I tried to do all I could. Chase (Elliott), he did an excellent job just not making mistakes,” said Truex, following   the race. “All I could do was get to within two car lengths or one-and-a-half at the closest in braking. Just trying to force a mistake, but he hit his marks and his car was really fast in the key areas there where it needed to be and leaving a few of the key corners. Just couldn’t get a run on him and was just kind of stuck there. Unfortunate, but our Bass Pro Camry was really, really fast today.  We passed quite a few cars and finished up front, just couldn’t pass that last one.”
 
August 04, 2019, While a Toyota Camry wasn’t able to drive into victory lane, four were able to score top-10 finishes with Martin Truex Jr. finishing second to race-winner Chase Elliott.
Camry driver and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones has continued his streak of top-five finishes with a fourth-place result. Jones is now 54 points to the good side of the cutoff with four races remaining until the Playoffs begin.

“We’re over a race up so we can definitely have a race where things don’t necessarily go our way, but we don’t want to get in a spot here with two races to go where we’re back in position where we have to really salvage points,” said Jones. “We’ve done a great job this last month-and-a-half of carving our way back into it and really getting towards the top of the non-winners in the Playoff picture, which is a good feeling.”
 
 
 
August 04, 2019, Camry driver and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones has continued his streak of top-five finishes with a fourth-place result.

The MENCS returns to action next Sunday, Aug. 11 at Michigan International Speedway.