Meanwhile at the top of the leaderboard…
Martin Truex Jr made a rare runner-up appearance this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. He did it at his worst track, in the round of 8.
“There’s a lot of things I could have done differently,” Martin Truex Jr states from the pass room after finishing 2nd to Kyle Busch at Martinsville Speedway.
“Ultimately, what I did — came home 2nd. I had a tough battle with Clint, side by side, comin’ to the white. I was lucky enough to clear him and ultimately have a shot at the lead because of the #18 and the #11 getting together.”
“So, had I not cleared Clint, I wouldn’t of even had a chance. I don’t know that I would have done anything differently.”
I wasn’t just going to go in there and run into him. That’s just not the way I do it.
-Martin Truex Jr
“The hole opened up. I drove inside of Kyle. I wasn’t just going to go in there and run into him. That’s just not the way I do it.”
We’ll let everybody else fight and we’ll try to do our thing.
“I think we can get to Homestead without making too many enemies. We’ll let everybody else fight and we’ll try to do our thing.”
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Martin Truex Jr has 7 wins in 2017. Martinsville was his second, 2nd place finish. The other came at Michigan in the summer.
Next weekend, Martin Truex Jr will likely clinch a spot in the Championship 4. Heading into Texas Motor Speedway he is +67 to the cutoff line.