A tenacious Martin Truex Jr. charged to a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The result was Truex’s best finish of the season. His previous best of the 2014 season was 10th in April at Richmond International Raceway.
"All-in-all it was a good day,” said Truex, a New Jersey native, who claims Dover as his home track. “We battled from the beginning, lost the handling of the car for a while but our crew chief Todd Berrier made some great calls throughout the race and we were able to finish strong.
“You can just feel it that we're heading in the right direction. We also had a top-10 car last week in Charlotte but had a freak breakage occur with nine laps remaining.”
Truex started Dover’s 400 lap, 400-mile race from the 16th position and hung around the top-15 for the first 125 laps. But then his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet kicked in with more speed with Truex moving into the top-10.
“We had it going there, but al...