After a rare week off, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is heading down to Texas Motor Speedway to have a Saturday night shootout in the Samsung Mobile 500.
Martin Truex Jr. has been off to a fast start this season with two top-5's and four top-10's in six races. Truex currently sits in a four-way tie for third in Sprint Cup Series points and is looking to break into victory lane for the first time since 2007.
Texas Motor Speedway has not been a strong track for Truex for the last few years. In three of the last five races at Texas, Truex finished 25th or worse. Truex doesn’t even qualify well at Texas either with starts of 14th or worse in six straight races.
Truex’s crew chief Chad Johnston discussed this weekend’s race at TMS:
“Since the last time we raced at Texas, we’ve made some updates to the chassis as well as to the parts and pieces that go to it. So far this season, we’ve raced at two intermediate tracks. We’ve made some aerodynamic and downforce gains since ...