After ultimate Saturday night in Kansas, Martin Truex Jr. obligatory a home video game, and Dover overseas Speedway -- the site of Sunday's AAA 400 power for Autism (1 p.m. ET on FS1) -- is the closest NASCAR track to his native New Jersey.
"It's at all times first rate to come back right here," Truex referred to. "It's my domestic song. i love developing to this race track for loads of explanations. Of path, being close to house is always neat, but loads of friends and family unit come to this race, so it's at all times neat to look them.
"most significantly, i like the racetrack. Our vehicles have been fast this 12 months, and i'm anticipating optimistically going again to victory lane, that's what it's all about, that's what we're here for. I'm looking forward to the probability."Dover has a different region within the fabric of Truex's career. In 2007, the driver of the No. 78 furniture Row Racing Toyota gathered the primary of h is three NASCAR dash Cup sequence victories, main 216 of the four hundred laps and successful with the aid of 7.355 seconds.
considering that then, despite the fact, Truex has led more than 100 laps in a race on seven distinctive occasions -- and is 0-for-7 in coverting these races into wins. The newest instance got here last Saturday at Kansas Speedway, where Truex led 172 laps in a dominant motor vehicle but misplaced the race when a damaged bolt avoided a tire from mounting thoroughly and price him a further pit cease.
The saving grace is that, this 12 months, the furnishings Row vehicle has been always quick, and Truex has rebounded from the disappointment.
"It's plenty simpler than if you weren't fast and let one slip away and felt like your options or the possibility would be tough to get once again or it turned into going to take ages to get that probability once again," mentioned Truex, who become seventh on the pace chart in Saturday's last dash Cup follow.
"It's basically less difficult should you're running decent, and you feel like anytime you reveal up at the race song there's a chance, (and) that you would be able to rise up there and lead some laps and have a shot at winning. It definitely helps."
but there's no medicine like winning, and for Truex, no stronger place to do it than at Dover.
by way of Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire provider