No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Martin Truex Jr. hopes this is a record-breaking week on the track at Texas Motor Speedway and at Brahan Spring Park in Huntsville, Ala.
Truex would like to gain 18 points on leader Greg Biffle and take over the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead in Saturday night’s 500-mile race on the ultra-fast Fort Worth track. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver is locked in a four-way tie for third in points. Since debuting a new chassis in November, the NAPA team has earned three top-five and six top-10 finishes in nine races.
On his way to Texas, the Mayetta, N.J. native will join remote control boat enthusiasts at the Huntsville (Ala.) Model Boat Association’s Spring Forward Record Trials on April 9-11. Truex, competing with the boats he built, already holds three titles sanctioned by the International Model Power Boat Association:
¨ One-third mile Nitro D-Class oval (69.938 mph/17.158 seconds)
¨ One-third mile Nitro B-Class oval (66.312 mph/18.096 second...