Truex looking to follow first short-track win with first at a superspeedway

April 28, 2019


It was the last question reporters asked Martin Truex Jr. on Friday before opening practice at Talladega Superspeedway and it was the biggest smile they received.

How important was it for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion to score his first win of the season – and first since joining Joe Gibbs Racing team – two weeks ago at Richmond Raceway?

“It definitely felt good’’ Truex said, adding a grin. “It was nice to go into an off-weekend with a win under your belt and be a winner for two weeks instead of one.

“But, you know, I think just getting that first one of the season out of the way, it always seems to be the toughest one and especially this year being on the new team and all that comes with it. It was definitely a big boost for our team and for all of us. So good confidence builder and definitely a good time to win and hopeful that we can continue to put ourselves in position.’’

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