Tried And Truex: No. 78 Toyota Driver Goes For Second Straight Win Following Dominant Kentucky Performance
Martin Truex Jr. was the class of the field at Kentucky, leading a race-high 152 laps and winning every stage on his way to Victory Lane. He is now tied with Jimmie Johnson for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins lead with three. Truex trails first-place Kyle Larson for the points lead by one marker.
With the two stage wins and victory at Kentucky, Truex increased his playoff point total to 28 – 12 points better than the next-best competitor (Johnson).
The No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota driver will attempt to earn his second consecutive win in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In 22 starts at the Magic Mile, Truex has no wins, three top fives, eight top 10s and a 13.7 average finish.
Statistically, Truex has been the most dominant driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. In addition to being tied for the wins lead, he ranks first in average running positon (8.3), fastest laps (626), laps led (1,115, 21.4%) and driver rating (105.9).