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NASCAR

Jul 12 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Runner-Up Finish for Truex at Kentucky Speedway

Sunday, July 11, 2020, Martin Truex Jr. races at Kentucky SpeedwayRunner-Up Finish for Truex at Kentucky Speedway
Close but no cigar for Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team at Kentucky Speedway. The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Champion led 57-laps to a second-place finish at the Sparta, Kentucky-based facility.

Truex and his No. 19 crew started from the rear of the field and quickly made his way to familiar territory in the lead spot. “(It was) Just an unbelievable race car. In the end there, just a bit unlucky losing the lead to (Ryan) Blaney on that first restart by a couple thousandths and then again to the 4 (Kevin Harvick) when the caution came out. We were side-by-side. That’s kind of the way these things go sometimes. I’m really proud of the effort. Super-fast race car and feel like we’re back in the game now,” Truex said after the race.
 
Sunday July 12, 2020, Martin True Jr. finishes in the runner up spot at Kentucky Speedway
Team Toyota teammate Christopher Bell finished seventh, earning fifth top-10 finish since NASCAR made its return in May. The rookie was pleased with his result but wanted more. “It was a very confusing day. I have moments where I felt like my Camry was really fast and I could run really good lap times, and then I had moments where – I wasn’t very good in traffic today for whatever reason. Normally, that is our strong suit is being able to pass guys, and today I really struggled with that. Obviously, I’m happy with getting out of there with a seventh, but disappointed. I wish we could have been a little bit better when we had that track position.”
Sunday July 12, 2020, Rookie Christopher Bell finishes seventh at Kentucky Speedway

Denny Hamlin finished 12th, Kyle Busch 21st, Erik Jones 22nd and Daniel Suárez earned a 26th-place finish.

So, you wanna be an all-star? Wednesday night is your chance! The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the All-Star race. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET with the running of the NASCAR All-Star Open on FS1 and can be heard on MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.