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CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 20: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet looks on during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, held at Hendrick Motorsports, on January 20, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Getty Images: Nick Laham, John Harrelson, Tom Whitmore, Jonathan Ferrey, Tom Pennington, and Christian Petersen. Graphic Created By: Toby Christie (Sicknissified.com) By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Martin Truex Jr. nearly made it back to victory lane this past Sunday for the first time since the 2007 season (175 races ago). However after leading a race-high 173 laps, he was forced to settle for a second-place finish when Denny Hamlin edged ahead of his No. 56 NAPA Toyota with just 30 laps to go in the STP 400 in Kansas. “I’d like to try it again,” Truex would exclaim when he exited his car Sunday,  ”I mean, I drove as hard as I could.” Truex has been on a roll as of late, and he is actually now up to second in the point standings after eight races in 2012, which is the highest he has ever ranked in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings in his seven-full seasons in NASCAR’s premier division. He will get his chance to try again at snapping his lo...
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