FIRED UP -- No one is happier to be at Kentucky Speedway this weekend than Martin Truex Jr., who on Sunday broke a 218-race winless streak with a dominating victory on the Sonoma Raceway road course.
Truex said he was keenly aware that his victory thrust he and his Michael Waltrip Racing team into the media spotlight. And he's good with it.
"At the end of the day, this sport is all about performance, it's all about winning," Truex said Friday at Kentucky, where he was 24th-fastest in Happy Hour. "That's what everybody talks about and that's what everybody wants to talk about -- who's winning, who's going to win next, who needs to win more."
Truex is glad to have attention paid to what his team accomplished.
"This is the toughest sport in the world and the guys that are really good win a lot," he said. " We haven't won enough so hopefully we'll win some more. That (popularity with the media) will go away if we don't win again in a couple weeks. Right now it's a hot topic and we'r...