The focus might currently be on Hendrick Motorsports due to the team carrying the momentum of last weeks All-Star winning weekend with Jimmie Johnson capturing the Sprint All-Star race, followed by Kasey Kahne winning the long endured Coca-Cola 600.
But my focus is going to be on Martin Truex Jr. this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
I’ve said since the beginning of this season… Martin Truex Jr.‘s fire has been lit and is so close to visiting Victory Lane – again – and soon.
Martin Truex Jr. has knocked on the double, steal doors of victory lane this season only to see the chance of winning dwindle, caused either by tire wear or set-up fluctuations due to weather. Truex, Jr., a southern New Jersey native, returns to his “home track” at the Monster Mile. Dover International Speedway stays “true” to Truex Jr’s heart – it was the track he raced his very first Nationwide race; His family and friends are nearby to where they can attend the race; Truex has 12 Cup starts and earned the one and only win from five years ago in a rain delayed race; Four top-10 finishes at Dover – also, not to mention the two pole positions he captured while driving the No. 56 NAPA Toyota. He finished eighth in last year’s spring Dover race.
“I feel like Dover is probably the next track where we have a real shot to get back to victory lane. We did the tire test there a few months ago (April 17-18) and had a really fast car there too. I always look forward to Dover but definitely more this year with the race cars we have and the team that we’ve got right now. I know we will be fast. It will be all about setting the car up for the long runs. We’ve got a great game plan going in. I think we can win the thing,” said Martin Truex Jr.
IT IS TIME. DOVER WOULD BE THE PERFECT TRACK FOR MARTIN TRUEX, JR. TO VISIT VICTORY LANE ONCE AGAIN.
Truex Jr. has been averaging top-10 finishes since the beginning of the season and is currently sitting 6th in points.