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October 2, 2011 | By Pete Schnatz, For The Inquirer
DOVER, Del. - After winning the pole position for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. was asked how far the track is from his hometown of Mayetta, N.J. "It's about two hours," he said with a smile. "Depending on how fast you drive and what routes you take. " The 31-year-old driver, who claimed his only Sprint Cup Series victory here more than four years ago, once again made himself right at home on Saturday. By driving fast (159.004 m.p.h.) and in a precise route around the one-mile concrete oval, Truex piloted the No. 56 Toyota to the sixth pole of his career.
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May 13, 2011
What: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Where: Dover International Speedway; Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. Radio: WNPV (1440-AM)/Sirius Satellite Ch. 90 Track layout: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps/400 miles Qualifying: Saturday, 12:10 p.m. 2010 winner: Kyle Busch 2010 polesitter: Martin Truex Jr.
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March 22, 2012 | by Bill Fleischman, fleiscb@phillynews.com
Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 2-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps/400 miles Race forecast: partly cloudy, low 60s Last year's winner: Kevin Harvick Last year's pole winner: Juan Pablo Montoya, 184.653 mph Track qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 188.245 mph (February 2005) Track facts: Kevin Harvick passed Jimmie Johnson on the final lap to win last year's race.
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August 9, 2007
Centurion Boats at the Glen Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. When: Sunday, 2 p.m. TV/radio: ESPN/WXTU (92.5-FM), WNPV (1440-AM) Race course/distance: 2.45-mile road course/ 90 laps Last year's race winner: Kevin Harvick Last year's pole winner: Kurt Busch, 122.966 mph Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon, 124.580 mph (August 2003) Track facts: Chevrolet drivers have won nine of the last 10 Glen races. Tony Stewart, in a Pontiac in 2002, was the exception.
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August 2, 2007 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN For the Daily News
THE JUNIORS, Martin and Dale, have been racing teammates and friends. It didn't take long in their association for Martin Truex Jr. to learn that Dale Jr. was the force at Dale Earnhardt Inc. Considered the most popular driver in NASCAR, Dale Jr. is the attention-getter wherever he goes. Truex accepted the situation, but chafed under it. "I love Junior as a teammate and he's a great friend," Truex said on the phone Tuesday. "But sometimes his name is so big and everybody is so worried about everything he's doing.
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June 12, 2015 | Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
WHEN YOUR RACING rivals are happy for you, a racer knows he's respected. After Martin Truex Jr. won at Pocono Sunday, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. expressed how happy they were for Truex and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, who appears healthy after dealing with ovarian cancer. Later, fans wrote emails and called radio stations with similar sentiments. "I'm still answering emails and text messages with congratulations, so that's been awesome," Truex said yesterday on a conference call.
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June 9, 2015 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
LONG POND - Before the May 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover, Del., Martin Truex Jr. guaranteed his team would win a race this year. It didn't take long for Truex's prediction to come true. Truex led 97 of the 160 laps, including 66 of the last 67, yesterday to win the Axalta "We Paints Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway. Following his third career Cup series victory, Truex performed the traditional burnout on the Pocono frontstretch in his black No. 78 Chevrolet. Then he climbed out of the car and pumped his arms as the crowd cheered.
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May 29, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
MARTIN TRUEX JR. is enjoying the best start of his 10-year Sprint Cup racing career. He's second in points and in the last two races, at Kansas and Charlotte, he's led the most laps (226 combined). However, he finished ninth and fifth, respectively, so he is still pursuing his first win of the season. Truex and his fast-minded racing rivals are heading to Dover International Speedway Sunday, the site of his first Cup series victory in 2007. "The whole season has been a lot of fun," the Mayetta, N.J., native said yesterday in a phone interview.
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June 24, 2013 | Associated Press
SONOMA, Calif. - Martin Truex Jr. snapped a 218-race winless streak with an easy victory Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. It was just the second win of Truex's career, his first since Dover in 2007. It put Michael Waltrip Racing in Victory Lane for the second year in a row after Clint Bowyer won here last season. Truex worked his way to the front and then pulled away after the final restart to built a healthy lead of more than six seconds over Juan Pablo Montoya, who was running second until he ran out of gas on the final lap. Jeff Gordon finished second a week after a crash six laps into the race at Michigan.
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September 30, 2012 | By Bill Fleischman, For the Daily News
DOVER, Del. - Following his dismissal from Penske Racing last season, Kurt Busch has used this year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series to return to his racing roots. "It's been a fun year to get back to working hard [and] getting grease under your fingernails," Busch said Friday at Dover International Speedway before practicing for Sunday's AAA 400. Driving the No. 51 Chevrolet for midlevel single-car Phoenix Racing hasn't brought the 2004 Cup champion near victory lane. He is 25th in points, with only one top-five finish and another top-10.
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April 23, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Denny Hamlin held off hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. down the stretch on Sunday to win at Kansas Speedway for the first time. Truex had dominated most of the STP 400, but Hamlin had gone to the front when his car hooked up under the first sunshine of the afternoon. Truex mounted a comeback, diving low with a couple of laps left, but he couldn't make the move stick and Hamlin pulled away. He coaxed his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota the rest of the way for his second win this season.
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April 23, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The sun shined brightly on Denny Hamlin at Kansas Speedway. At the most opportune of times, too. Hamlin's car hooked up after the final pit stop Sunday, just as the sun finally broke through on an overcast afternoon, and he powered by Martin Truex Jr. for the lead. Hamlin then managed to hold off a late charge by Truex to win for the second time this season. "Whether it was coincidence or not," Hamlin said, "our car definitely felt better when the sun came out. I felt the car lost a lot of grip, but I guess a lot of guys did. " It was Hamlin's first career win at Kansas, and gave his Joe Gibbs Racing team some momentum heading to Richmond, where the Virginia driver has won twice in 12 career starts.
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March 22, 2012 | by Bill Fleischman, fleiscb@phillynews.com
Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 2-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps/400 miles Race forecast: partly cloudy, low 60s Last year's winner: Kevin Harvick Last year's pole winner: Juan Pablo Montoya, 184.653 mph Track qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 188.245 mph (February 2005) Track facts: Kevin Harvick passed Jimmie Johnson on the final lap to win last year's race.
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October 2, 2011 | By Pete Schnatz, For The Inquirer
DOVER, Del. - After winning the pole position for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. was asked how far the track is from his hometown of Mayetta, N.J. "It's about two hours," he said with a smile. "Depending on how fast you drive and what routes you take. " The 31-year-old driver, who claimed his only Sprint Cup Series victory here more than four years ago, once again made himself right at home on Saturday. By driving fast (159.004 m.p.h.) and in a precise route around the one-mile concrete oval, Truex piloted the No. 56 Toyota to the sixth pole of his career.
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May 13, 2011
What: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Where: Dover International Speedway; Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. Radio: WNPV (1440-AM)/Sirius Satellite Ch. 90 Track layout: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps/400 miles Qualifying: Saturday, 12:10 p.m. 2010 winner: Kyle Busch 2010 polesitter: Martin Truex Jr.
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