“I can't believe we just won Martinsville,” said Truex. “Miami is awesome, but we've wanted to win here for a long time. The guys have worked so hard, I've worked so hard. I used to just be terrible here, and just an awesome bunch of guys. What can I say, Auto Owners, Bass Pro, TRD, everybody back at the shop, brand new race car, and again, it still wants to keep going.”Martin Truex
Truex’ win also set a new Toyota record of 17 Cup Series wins in a single season, which is more than half of the 33 races so far this year. Hamlin also earned a top-five result at the half-mile race track, finishing fourth after starting from the pole position.
Todd Gilliland secured his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win at Martinsville on Saturday, leading the final 11 laps (of 201) of the race. It was a tough day for most of the Playoff contenders, including Tyler Ankrum and Austin Hill who finished 25th and 26th, respectively.
“It feels amazing,” said Gilliland, of his first Truck Series win. “This place is really hard to win at. This Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra is not as pretty as we hoped it would be when we crossed the start-finish line, but man, it looks even better with water and Gatorade on it. Can’t thank JBL, Toyota, all the fans enough. Thank you guys for sitting around. I think that was a good finish.”Todd Gilliland
“We had a really good NAPA Toyota,” said Kraus. “We unloaded on Friday and we were really fast right off the trailer. That really helps when you can unload at the race track and be fast. We just tweaked on it a little bit throughout the weekend.”Derek Kraus