Sonoma came down to a strategy game and it was Martin Truex Jr. who won with a 15 second lead over Kevin Harvick after they lead most of the race. At one point Truex had a 23 second lead, after the 78 tricked Harvick into pitting by saying they were going to pit but ended up not.
In Victory Lane Jaime Little stated, 'You outsmarted the competition, Cole said, Pit pit, don’t pit.' Talking about how they tricked Harvick into pitting. “I do what ever he tells me,” Truex replied.
Then Little asked Truex about how he felt when he heard Cole say, "They can’t beat us from here," "All you’re doing is begging, hoping that the caution doesn’t come out cause then you have to pit."
Of the race win Truex said, "A lot of people that make this possible and we get to live out our dreams because of them!"
At one point Pearn was described as an evil genius. He called the move a 'gamble that obviously paid off great.' “Do you think your driver thought he was going to pit until you said no?” Little asked, “Yeah, we aren’t that smart.” Pearn responded.
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
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