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Martin Truex Jr. unexpectedly never in contention at Michigan

Michigan was a very uncharacteristic race for reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. Sure, Truex has had worse finishes this season and 18th isn’t exactly terrible. But it was the worst finish for Truex and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team this year in a race in which they did not get collected in an ...

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Martin Truex Jr. holds off Larson and Busch for Pocono win

Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from a bad pit stop to earn his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season. Truex came back from trouble on pit road and held off a fierce challenge from Kyle Larson on the final restart before pulling away to a nearly 2.5-second win in Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. The win ...

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Already a winner, Martin Truex Jr. now becoming a title contender

Martin Truex Jr. had won a race this season but Sunday’s victory at Pocono may have cemented his title contender status. Truex, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, was already in the playoffs and wasn’t exactly having a bad season, just not quite as dominant as the one he enjoyed last year. Sunday’s victory at Pocono Raceway should ...

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Kyle Larson: 'I've been a step behind' Harvick, Busch and Truex

Kyle Larson captured his third runner-up finish of the 2018 season at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Larson was among those who stayed out during a late caution in the 400 mile race, holding off a charging Kyle Busch in order to finish second to Martin Truex Jr. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver was never much of a factor up front ...

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Martin Truex Jr. not in 2017 form but “I feel we're right there”

Martin Truex Jr. is well aware that he is not the master of stage and playoff points that he was one year ago on his way to his first NASCAR Cup Series championship. By no means, though, does he believe it’s still not possible to replicate last year’s success. “I feel like we’re right there. I think if you look ...

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Truex fights back for second in the 600: “It was just a battle”

Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from two pit road penalties to finish runner-up in the Coca-Cola 600. Truex, who won the 600 in 2016, found himself in the difficult position of starting from the tail-end of the field twice during NASCAR’s longest race. Both occurred during the third stage of the race. First, he was nailed for speeding and then, it was ...

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