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Reigning champ Truex among those in playoff trouble

After Sunday’s wild finish at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, several drivers are in need of a win or strong performance next week at Kansas Speedway if they want to advance to Round 3. Chevrolet drivers Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson must win if they want to stay alive to the Round of 8 while Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney are also ...

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Martin Truex Jr. says his team is “fired up as they’ve ever been”

Truex, who won his inaugural series title last season, is trying to become just the second driver since Jeff Gordon (1997-1998) to win consecutive titles. Jimmie Johnson won five-in-a-row from 2006 through 2010. “Obviously, that’s our goal right now, and it’s going to be a challenge,” Truex said Saturday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. “I think we’re up to it. I ...

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Truex fuming after Roval finish, calling it “last corner desperation”

A late-race multi-car accident triggered by then-leader Brad Keselowski allowed Truex to take the lead with three of 109 laps remaining, and it appeared the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion might take the win for himself. Truex and Johnson broke away from the pack on the late restart and ended up nose-to-tail on the final lap. Johnson drove hard into ...

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Martin Truex Jr. leads every green-flag lap in Stage 2 victory

Kevin Harvick finished second, Aric Almirola was third, Chase Elliott fourth and Brad Keselowski completed the top-five. Also collecting stage points were Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson and Joey Logano. Following the break between Stages 1 and 2, Truex was the first off pit road and resumed the lead when Stage 2 went green on Lap 110. ...

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Truex rallies from pit penalty to finish third at Richmond

After dominating the first two stages of Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400, it appeared Truex might finally be on his way to earning his first win on a short track in the Cup series. Unfortunately for him, there was trouble on the pit stop after the end of Stage 2 that made the night much harder. Truex had to ...

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Martin Truex Jr.: “We finished third with the best car”

Truex led a race-high 96 laps in the event, but felt the numerous late restarts hurt his chances to score his first win since Kentucky Speedway in July, nine races ago. “It took the race from us, no question,” said Truex. “With 15 laps or so we could take the lead and drive away. We were actually a little too ...

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Beleaguered Truex to “come out swinging” in Vegas after Indy DNF

Truex completed just 40 laps when his left-front brake rotor of his Toyota Camry exploded as he approached Turn 1. He kept the car out of the wall, but the explosion knocked the hood of his car askew, and blew out the oil cooler – making him the event’s first retirement. The defending champion now enters the playoffs ranked third, ...

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