Martin Truex Jr. said a couple of weeks ago of his runner-up at the Kentucky Speedway that he felt like that finish would go a long way for them. He felt that they were back. The speed was there as he started last after failing pre race inspection and on a day where everyone struggled to pass, there he was up front.
Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash a few Sunday’s ago in Texas. Last Thursday night in Kansas, that speed was back again though as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was third and eighth respectively in the two stages run at the Kansas Speedway, then backed that up with bringing his No. 19 Toyota home in third place.
That’s two top three finishes in his last three starts on the year and as he notes, he had a top three car at Texas before being wrecked.
Truex, is starting to heat up at the right time now too. He has six top six finishes in his last seven Kansas starts overall.
Truex, had five top 10 finishes in his first seven New Hampshire starts. Then, he had two in his next 13 tries there. But, six of his last seven have seen him finish in the top 10 again including five straight in the top seven.