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NASCAR

Jun 10 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Truex Drives to First Win of the Season at Martinsville

June 10, 2020, Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his first win of the season at Martinsville.Truex Drives to First Win of the Season at Martinsville
Martin Truex Jr. bounced back from an early pit road penalty to score his first win of the season at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday evening. It was Truex’s second consecutive Martinsville Speedway win

“We’ve been working a long time at trying to figure this place out and just chipping away at it,” said Truex. The last couple years we’ve been really strong. 2018 was a heartbreaker at the end of the race there. Last year to get the win and this year, just hats off to the guys. We started the first run and it pushed the right-front tire off and we were terrible. Really good adjustments from the guys, just want to thank all of them. SiriusXM, Bass Pro, Auto Owners and everybody that makes this possible – TRD. Congrats to James (Small, crew chief) on his first win. He’s doing an awesome job and really proud of him. It’s a big day for us. I want to say hi to all the fans at home, we definitely misss you. This just doesn’t feel right, but exciting to win for sure.”

Martin Truex Jr.

Truex’s Toyota was not to his liking early, but crew chief James Small made many changes and Truex was able to drive into the top five by the end of stage one. After the pit road penalty and suffering damage, Truex had to come from the back of the lead lap. He did just that and drove to the lead on lap 370 and led the balance of the race to score his 25th Cup Series win driving a Toyota Camry.

June 10, 2020, Martin Truex Jr. led over 130 laps on his way to his 25th win in a Camry at Martinsville

Truex’s teammates suffered tough races, but Kyle Busch and Erik Jones were able to battle back to top 20 finishes.

The NASCAR Cup Series returns on track at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pmET on FOX.