Driver makes second appearance for Front Row after narrow miss in Bristol.
No. 34 Taco Bell team needs change of luck for fifth race of the season.
Driving the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, Truex Jr. was the one to beat today as he led 51 of the 100 lap race. Gordon finished second when Montoya ran out of fuel and had to coast to the checkered flag.
Driver taking scenic route 2,700 miles to California racetrack.
The manufacturer has never won at the California racetrack with the Sprint Cup Series, but Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch may change that this weekend