Richmond II: Martin Truex Jr. preview

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. reminded NASCAR fans how good he and his Michael Waltrip Racing team are Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he raced in the top five throughout the 500-mile race before finishing 12th. His pit crew came...

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. reminded NASCAR fans how good he and his Michael Waltrip Racing team are Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he raced in the top five throughout the 500-mile race before finishing 12th. His pit crew came within a tenth of a second of winning its third Tissot Pit Crew award. Truex expects that momentum to carry into Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway where he finished seventh in May. Truex's No. 56 will have a silver look for Saturday's race.

MARTIN TRUEX JR. ON RETURNING TO RICHMOND: "Richmond has been one of those tracks that's been up and down for me. I've had great runs and some disappointing deals. It's short-track racing where a lot of stuff happens. It's a fun place to race and for the NAPA team, we had a good run during the spring race. We finished seventh. We didn't qualify very well, but we were able to drive our way up through the field for a top-10 finish."

ON RACING AGAINST DRIVERS TRYING TO MAKE THE CHASE: "A few weeks back I was one of those guys. I was a contender. I won't race them any differently or cut them any slack because they don't cut me any breaks. I race them clean anyway so my focus is on winning races in the NAPA Toyota. And to be honest, it's Clint Bowyer's deal to lose. He's been running well and Richmond is a good track for him. I don't see him dropping out unless something really crazy happens."

-source: mwr

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