Found April 12, 2013 on Sicknissified:
Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical The trend of 2013 is that guys like Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Brad Keselowski will be among the quickest of the litter, but two surprise names topped the charts Friday during the two practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Martin Truex Jr. who paced the first session with a lap of 192.143 mph. Earnhardt and Johnson ranked second and third in the opening session, while Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five fastest. Harvick’s great run was all for not, as the engine in his No. 29 Chevrolet would expire in the next practice session. That second session was led by Australian-born Marcos Ambrose, who put down a lap of 191.354 mph. Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch rounded out the top-four, while Martin Truex Jr. was fast yet again in fifth. Truex has racked up quite a few laps in the two sessions, which is surprising because of Toyota’s durab...

Truex's car fails NASCAR inspection

Martin Truex Jr.'s second-place finish was marred by his No. 56 NAPA Toyota's failure to pass post-race inspection Saturday night following the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The car did not pass the height requirement in the front end. NASCAR public relations officials said the issue would be addressed at the start of the week. Truex led 142 laps and...

Martin Truex, Jr. NRA 500 Race Preview

CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Martin Truex Jr. sees Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway as a way to make up some ground in his bid to earn his Michael Waltrip Racing team its second consecutive appearance in the “Chase for the Sprint Cup.” Truex returns to the ultra-fast 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as the defending pole...

NRA 500 from Texas Third Practice Times

Martin Truex, Jr. led the way with a lap of 28.104 seconds in the third practice for the RACE from Texas. Rounding out the top five was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, and Kevin Harvick. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 28.104 Leader 2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 28.107 -0.003 3 48...
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