Truex’s crew chief calls Martinsville race a ‘**** present’ after victory
Martin Truex Jr. might need conquered Martinsville Speedway as soon as once more, however crew chief James Small laughingly referred to as Sunday’s race a “(expletive) present.”
“That’s superior,” smiled Truex on the description.
“Effectively, it was,” replied Small. “Don’t deny it.”
The victory was Truex’s third at Martinsville within the final 4 races and his second straight there with Small atop the pit field. Truex led 20 laps and took the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin on lap 485 after having labored Hamlin over for roughly 10 laps.
“It was very totally different to how we received right here earlier than,” Small continued. “Normally, we now have a fairly dominant automotive and led numerous laps. This week we needed to battle.”
Third in each levels, Truex persistently ran with the leaders whereas Small and the No. 19 group adjusted on the automotive each probability they might. Because the race progressed, the extra monitor circumstances began to really feel like earlier races the place Truex had lined the sphere.
On the ultimate pit cease below a lap 453 warning, Truex beat Hamlin off pit street to regulate the restart. Nevertheless, Hamlin shortly took the highest spot again and compelled Truex into being affected person, figuring out with how Hamlin’s automotive was altering there was nonetheless time to get again round him.
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