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CORNELIUS, N.C. — There are plenty of reasons No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. can’t wait for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
The Michael Waltrip Racing driver recorded back-to-back second-place finishes at the Kansas track last year. Also, Truex is on a roll after leading 142 laps and nearly winning Saturday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. on Kansas: “After two second-place finishes, it’s time to get one spot better. I think we can go back and win this thing especially after leading a lot of laps at Texas. I said it about Texas and I will say the same thing about Kansas, I think it will be interesting to see what happens this year with the new 2013 NAPA Toyota and a year of aging on the repave. The winters are pretty rough there just like good ol’ Clint Bowyer. We will have to see what it is like. I think it will be different for sure. But I love the track and I look forward to going there with the momentum we ha...
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There are plenty of reasons No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. can’t wait for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
The Michael Waltrip Racing driver recorded back-to-back second-place finishes at the Kansas track last year. Also, Truex is on a roll after leading 142 laps and nearly winning Saturday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway...
Martin Truex Jr. is still reeling over last weekend's loss to Kyle Busch at Texas Motor Speedway.
Truex led 142 of 334 laps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas -- the only laps he's led all year -- before Busch beat the No. 56 Toyota off of pit road on the final pit stop to take the lead and the win. Not only did Truex have to accept a second-place finish and endure a...
Following last Saturday’s NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, three Sprint Cup Series teams have been penalized.
Martin Truex Jr. has been docked six driver championship points after his second-place finishing car was found too-low in post-race inspection.
Michael Waltrip Racing has also been docked six points for the No.56 Toyota in the owner’s championship.
Truex Jr.’s crew...
As I sit down to write this, I find my thoughts straying to those in Boston and in West, TX. This week has been a horrific one in the US, and even though I am Canadian, my heart hurts. Now comes word that the young MIT Officer brutally murdered last night, Sean Collier, has ties to the NASCAR community. Sean's brother, Andrew Collier, is an employee of Hendrick Motorsports...
With Earth Day coming Monday, NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer got an early start on some earth moving during a tree-planting celebration Friday morning at Legends Toyota near Kansas Speedway.
The tree planting was part of a month-long initiative in NASCAR's "Race to Green" and the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by...
Carl Edwards led the way with a lap of 28.117 seconds in the first practice for the STP 400 from Kansas. Rounding out the top five was Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Sam Hornish, Jr., Martin Truex, Jr., and Aric Almirola.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Sam Hornish, Jr.
When the Kansas Speedway was reconfigured prior to last October’s race there, they created a track that could feature some action-packed and intense racing. The drivers attempted to figure-out their way around the mile and a half track last October, but they left with some knowledge and mainly torn up sheet-metal. The race featured multiple incidents and it went down in the history...