CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. grew tired of watching it rain in Texas early this week so he’s now turning his full attention to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
MARTIN TRUEX JR. ON TALLADEGA: “I probably feel the same way as the other 42 drivers feel. You keep your fingers and toes crossed. You say a few extra prayers in the hopes you will make it to the end. I always look forward to it. It’s an interesting race. We’ve tried everything when it comes to strategy. I have been wrecked going for the lead. I have been wrecked riding around in 35th and everywhere in between. It’s important to be up front. I feel like it is one of those deals where it is tough to hang back and take care of your stuff all day because it’s hard to get up to the front when it’s time to go. Hopefully we will be able to put ourselves in position to make something happen.”
TRUEX ON THE NAPA TEAM: “I sure would like to take my NAPA team back to victory lane this weekend. Right now, they deserve something good to happen. We’ve had a rough go of it lately. But it always could be worse. Hopefully all of this bad stuff is behind us and something good will come out of it. I believe it will. We’ll move on and make some good things happen.
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