With 19 laps to go Harvick and Larson found themselves five seconds behind the leader when a caution came out for a hard wreck by the No. The No. He led the race for 588 miles, the most miles led by any driver in any NASCAR race ever. 2012 R. Stenhouse Jr. He took his first win at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2005. 2011 T. Stewart Truex stayed in the Busch Series to defend his championship in 2005, winning the title for the second season in a row. But we needed this. He said the wreck was his hardest of his career and both Truex and Kahne were released with normal symptoms. He won the first Busch Series points race held outside the United States, in Mexico, as well as defending his wins at Talladega and Dover International Speedway. Busch 1982 D. Waltrip 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. 2016 became his first multi-win season of his career. 56 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing, receiving owner points from the No. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at … 1986 D. Earnhardt Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex pose in front of the pace car before Pollex drove it for the 2018 Bank of America 400 Roval in Charlotte. Heading into turn 3 Denny Hamlin got a big run on Kenseth and tried to pass him but Matt went up to block Hamlin but nearly wrecked in the process and ended up losing the draft leaving Truex as the leading car. 6): Earned his second straight third-place finish. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. William Byron (Last week No. 1983 B. Allison In stage one, Truex ran down Kyle Larson with under a lap to go to win his 16th stage of the year. 2008 C. Bowyer ET Saturday on NBCSN). 2. The race was over once Kenseth pulled away from me. 1977 C. Yarborough 53 Ford driven by James Davison will also drop to the rear for two inspection failures. The next week officials told him his wreck was the hardest crash at Martinsville. It is what it is. 4): Finished fifth after a disappointing result at Darlington. Kevin Harvick (Last week No. 1984 S. Ard 19 NASCAR Cup Series car driven by Martin Truex Jr. will move to the rear for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2:30 p.m. 19 Toyota Truex, the 2017 series champion, is the only driver to win both Cup races in a season at Kansas Speedway when he … Despite this, Truex clinched the regular season championship.. After the last year and a half that I've had this satisfies a lot.". Has two consecutive top 10s. He split time between Chance 2 and his father's team for the balance of the season, except at Dover, where he drove for Stanton Barrett. He ran three full seasons (2000 to 2002) and made limited starts in 2003. He ran three races the rest of that season for his father, his best finish seventeenth at Dover. 1968 D. Pearson, 1969 D. Pearson 1990 D. Earnhardt 2002 T. Stewart At the Coca-Cola 600, Truex led the most laps (131 of 400), but with 20 laps to go he had to make a late race fuel stop and finished 5th. 1956 B. Baker Truex started off the season with an 18th-place finish at the 2018 Daytona 500, after being caught up in a late race wreck. Brad Keselowski (Last week No. Martin Truex Jr. 178K likes.  He graduated from Southern Regional High School in 1998. With that win, this allowed Truex to secure a spot for the Round of 12. The Rick Ware Racing entry was originally slated to start 33rd. He continued this consistency with wins at Pocono, Sonoma, and Kentucky and 15 top-fives during the regular season. 2006 J. Johnson Truex started the 2016 season qualifying 28th for the Daytona 500 and ran up front for most of the day. In 24 career races at Kansas Truex has two wins, 11 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 13.4. 1970 B. Isaac At New Hampshire, Truex had a great car all day and would lead the most laps but towards the end his tires would wear, and a few late race cautions came out so he would lose the lead, eventually, Kevin Harvick would win and Truex would finish 7th. 19 NASCAR Cup Series car driven by Martin Truex Jr. will move to the rear for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2:30 p.m. 1991 B. Labonte 2013 A. Dillon Just two weeks later, he scored another win at Kansas despite having a restart violation early in the race, that win extends his active win streak in 1.5 mile tracks to 4, a NASCAR record. 1992 J. Nemechek Truex got his first win of the 2007 season in the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Open, securing a spot in the 2007 Nextel All-Star Challenge, where he finished tenth. However, Denny Hamlin gradually chopped into the lead, setting up a potential classic contest for the lead. 1972 R. Petty In 24 career races at Kansas, Truex has two wins, 11 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 13.4. He won his second pole of the season for the Coca-Cola 600. 1985 J. Ingram 1984 T. Labonte Truex won the All Star Showdown at Charlotte thereby earning the 1st transfer spot for the All Star Race which he finished second in from a 19th (out of 21) starting spot. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window). Truex's 218-race winless streak is second only to Bill Elliott, who went winless in 226 races between 1994 and 2001. , At Martinsville in June, Truex controlled the final 100 laps and won his first race of the season after early-race damage to the front of his car prevented the right-front tire and brake pads from overheating. At Charlotte, he led the most laps once again, becoming only the second man to lead the most laps in three straight Coca-Cola 600 races, yet only winning one. 2002 G. Biffle, 2003 B. Vickers He also became the first driver to win all three stages of the new stage format that was introduced for 2017.. Truex finished 21st, however he had a spot clinched in the Chase, and ultimately made it in. Martin Truex Jr., No. 3. The No. Rookie year: 2006. For the first time since late June a driver not named Kevin Harvick or Denny Hamlin sits atop the latest NASCAR power rankings. The No. 19 NASCAR Cup Series car driven by Martin Truex Jr. will move to the rear for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2:30 p.m.  In July, Truex captured his third win of the season, dominating the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. I don’t know. Despite a string of bad races, Truex nonetheless made the Chase for the Sprint Cup and advanced through the first 2 rounds of the Chase. 2007 C. Edwards 1 moved to Ganassi to replace the defunct No. 1995 J. Gordon With 20 laps to go Truex Jr. was on point with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson chasing from behind. 1974 R. Petty 2018 T. Reddick 19 Toyota Truex, the 2017 series champion, is the only driver to win both Cup races in a season at Kansas Speedway when he pulled off the sweep in 2017. 2014 C. Elliott The strategy paid off, as Keselowski went to pit road with five laps remaining, while Blaney went one lap later, giving Truex the lead. At Michigan, he won 2 more stage wins, becoming the first and fastest person to ever win 10 stage wins, where nobody else has won more than four, or any other team's combined stage wins. Truex climbed out instantly and went to check on Kahne who received standing ovation as he climbed out uninjured.