Charlotte II: Truex Jr - Thursday media visit

Martin Truex Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Monte Carlo SS met with media a discussed what he would change about the CoT, having two CoT races left on the schedule, on racing at Martinsville, and recent bad luck. Select quotes from ...

Martin Truex Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Monte Carlo SS met with media a discussed what he would change about the CoT, having two CoT races left on the schedule, on racing at Martinsville, and recent bad luck.

Select quotes from driver interview:

THERE ARE TWO COT RACES LEFT ON THE SCHEDULE. IS THAT A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING? "It doesn't seem to matter. We seem to run well with both of them, so we're optimistic about all the races the rest of the year. As soon as we get rid of this bad luck that's following us, we'll be fine."

WHAT DO YOU NEED AT MARTINSVILLE TO BE IN CONTENTION FOR A WIN? "I haven't figured that out yet. For me, it's been brakes. I've had trouble with my brakes every times I've been there and that's really hurt us. We've been fast throughout practice and thought we had a car that could run good and we had trouble with the brakes from the get-go of the race. So hopefully we'll get it figured out this time and maybe we'll be able to talk about that some other time."

EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT TALLADEGA AND MARTINSVILLE BEING THE WILD CARDS. HOW DO YOU LOOK AT IT? "The way it's been going for us, they're all wild card right now. The past three weeks we've been tore up. So, two of them weren't our fault and one we broke an engine. So it doesn't matter where you go. Things can happen to anybody out here. Some places it's more likely to happen than others, like Talladega or Martinsville, but it doesn't matter where you're at. Things can happen anywhere."

-credit: gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Martin Truex Jr.