New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. goes back to back at Kentucky Speedway. Both this year and last year Truex won both stages of the race and lead the most laps as well. Once out front tonight it was basically impossible to pass him. This season he also won from the pole.
Since Truex’s peak in performance last season, he has been known for doing well on mile and a half race tracks and now Kentucky is no different.
During the burnout Rick Allen said, “We have to remember that the road to this win was not easy for MTJ he had to pass for the lead multiple times tonight.”
The car’s brake wasn’t on when Truex jumped on the side of the 78, and it rolled away. He waved it off, literally. Jeff Burton joked, “What happens when you’re standing on the side of the car and it rolls away with out you? You let it go. Abandon ship. I think Post race has been more eventful than the actual race for Martin Truex jr.”
“We love coming here!” Truex said about Kentucky. “We made it look easy last year but it certainly wasn't. Truex thanked his sponsors and then the fans.
The reporter joked and said he had a bit of a walk to Victory Lane Truex said, “I’m gonna drive. It still runs!”
This was Truex’s fourth win of the season, and he is definitely a part of the Big three with Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick with 5 wins each.
When Truex took the wrong way to Victory Lane and one of the commentators said, “Someone must have lead him astray,”
Once in Victory Lane the reporter joked, “I was going to ask about the emergency parking brake, but I guess I’ll ask about navigation.”
Truex looked right into the camera and said to his team, “I think I hurt your engine a little bit, it smells bad. I never had one over heat like that.”
Next weekend Truex will go after the Lobster in Loudon.
*Quotes from NBC Broadcast
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