Homestead: Martin Truex Jr. preview

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Homestead-Miami Speedway marks the final event of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. It also signifies the completion of Martin Truex Jr.'s first year as driver of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota -- a ride made famous...

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Homestead-Miami Speedway marks the final event of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. It also signifies the completion of Martin Truex Jr.'s first year as driver of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota -- a ride made famous by his car owner Michael Waltrip. With one race to go, the 30-year-old driver plans on delivering a strong finish for NAPA at one of his best tracks. In just five Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile oval, Truex owns one top-five and four top-10 finishes.

Martin Truex Jr. on Homestead: "I am hoping to go to Homestead and have a great run. It's been a really good track for me. I'd like to see our NAPA AUTO PARTS team end the season with a strong run. It always helps to have good momentum heading into the off season. I'm looking forward to it because it's a great track."

On First Season with NAPA and Michael Waltrip Racing: "It's been a great year for me working with NAPA and Michael Waltrip Racing. I've never been this busy before and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I starred in my first NAPA commercial and it turned out to be a huge success. If only I had a dollar for every time a fan asked me to sing the NAPA Know How jingle. I've also enjoyed meeting all the NAPA store owners and fans who stopped in at all of our appearances. I'm impressed with how NAPA activates its NASCAR program. I've seen nothing like it and I'm proud to represent them.

"On the track, it's been up and down and full of curves. But despite it all, I've had a good time. I'm extremely proud of my entire team for what we accomplished especially since most of us were entirely new to Michael Waltrip Racing. We made some noise this season and contended for a Chase spot. I admit, the second half of our year hasn't gone as well as I would have expected, but we know what we need to do to get better and I hope that we can leave Homestead with a good finish. I'm encouraged about what we are working on and have planned for 2011."

-source: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Martin Truex Jr.
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing