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Special Article

They Said It: Charlotte

Martin Truex Jr. scored his second Coca-Cola 600 win in four years as he claimed victory on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. They Said It: Charlotte
Martin Truex Jr. scored his second Coca-Cola 600 win in four years as he claimed victory on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Truex battled adversity early in the race when he blew a tire while leading, but bounced back to pace the field over 100 laps. Truex earned his third win of the season - all of which have occurred in the last six races.

“I don’t know how we did it honestly. I blew that right-front tire earlier and hit the fence off (Turn) 4. I thought man, that’s not good. I know this car is pretty banged up. We just fought back from it. We kept working on the car and kept adjusting on the car. What a rocket ship this Bass Pro Toyota was this weekend.”

Jeffrey Earnhardt scored his first top-five finish with Joe Gibbs Racing, crossing the finish line to capture a career-best third-place finish in Saturday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

“My goal is to come out and win races. I know we have the equipment to do it. We just have to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. We showed that we can fight strong, even after overcoming adversity like we did with me stuffing it in the fence. It’s a dream come true. I’m having the time of my life this year.”