It was a sizzler in the NASCAR Cup Series for the Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Martin Truex Jr. led Toyota drivers with a seventh-place finish after starting from the rear of the field. Truex along with teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin advanced to the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
“(We) got to second and just didn’t have a good enough car to take the lead and then all those heat cycles again, I just got really loose,” Truex said. “We probably should’ve got tires, but we didn’t expect all of the cautions at the end.”
“Oh yeah, I’m ready. I think the team is ready. We had a hell of challenge on our hands today, starting from the back, so to get up to second and be battling for the lead late was good. We just didn’t expect so many cautions at the end. All those heat cycles heated my tires us and I just was wicked loosed at the end.”