Truex Jr prevails at Martinsville to turn into first repeat winner of 2021
Martin Truex Jr. went back-to-back with wins at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night time and, within the course of, turned the primary repeat winner of the NASCAR Cup Sequence season.
Truex got here on sturdy late within the Blue-Emu Most Ache Aid 500, difficult Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin inside the ultimate 25 laps. After repeatedly attending to the left rear of Hamlin’s Toyota however by no means getting side-by-side for the lead, Truex lastly made the move for the win on lap 485 after which drove away. Truex led 20 laps, together with the ultimate 16.
“It was fairly unimaginable there on the finish,” Truex mentioned. “The Bass Professional Toyota – James (Small, crew chief) and the blokes actually hung with me all day. We by no means might get fairly the place we needed it. It began getting darkish, and she or he got here to life.
“I can’t imagine we gained right here once more after not having the dominant automotive right here at the moment, for certain. That was a variety of enjoyable there, racing on the finish with Denny (Hamlin). We raced clear, and we have been capable of come out on high.”
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