CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. hopes his successful return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series continues this weekend at the ultrafast Texas Motor Speedway. TRUEX ON RACING IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES AT TEXAS:...
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 99 OUT! Pet Care Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. hopes his successful return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series continues this weekend at the ultrafast Texas Motor Speedway.
TRUEX ON RACING IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES AT TEXAS: "What I like about running in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is there is no pressure on me and going into the race this weekend. I know I have a real shot at winning because of the quality of cars we have a Diamond-Waltrip Racing. It's been a lot of fun working with that team and at Charlotte, we almost won the race. I expect a similar situation heading to Texas because it's one of my favorite tracks. What I like about Texas is it takes a complete package. You have to have a great motor, a great aero package and a great chassis. Downforce is also important. It is one of the fastest places we go to and you have to like to go fast. That's what I like about Texas. You spend a lot of time in the throttle and during the race, the key is to get your car turning well."
ON THE DIAMOND-WALTRIP NATIONWIDE PROGRAM: "The Nationwide program at Diamond-Waltrip Racing is awesome. The cars are always really fast right off the truck. Jerry Baxter and Mike Greci have done a great job fine tuning these cars. I think DWR is one of the top Nationwide teams in the garage. Every time I have been in one of those cars this year, I have had a chance to win. I am really excited about running a few more Nationwide races this season and hopefully grabbing a win or two."
IF RACING ON SATURDAY GIVES HIM CONFIDENCE FOR SUNDAY: "I think running the race on Saturday gives me a lot of confidence for Sunday. The cars are very different and racing on Saturday doesn't help you with the car setup for Sunday. However, learning things about the track and understanding where the track goes throughout the Nationwide race gives you a little head start on Sunday. Figuring out which way the track goes during the race gives you a better idea as to where you need to start on Sunday. It's definitely an advantage but for me I just enjoy driving that car. The OUT! Pet Care Toyota has been running well and they always seem to have a good car for me. Hopefully I can get into victory lane."