New Hampshire International Speedway
Five times in NASCAR’s major divisions, the Truex family has made the trip to victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The sixth, and probably the most important, could come Sunday when Martin Truex Jr. races his No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
Truex owns three victories at the “Magic Mile.” He won the 2000 and 2003 K&N Pro Series East races and the 2005 Nationwide Series race. Martin Truex Sr. won the 1994 East race and Martin Jr.’s younger brother Ryan repeated that feat in 2010.
MARTIN TRUEX JR. ON HIS SUCCESS AT NHMS: “The biggest reason why I like the track is basically I grew up there. I remember going there in 1994 with my dad to watch him race. I made my first start in 2000 and won the race. I’ve won races there in every division but the Cup Series. My plan is to cross that off this weekend especially since I’ve had a legitimate shot at winning the Cup race several times. I am really looking forward to going back because our flat-track program this season has been very strong.”
ON CHALLENGES NHMS PRESENTS: “It has a lot of little tricks that you have to take into consideration during practice to get keyed in on. There are also different things that you need to feel in the car and some things that you can’t feel, but need in the car. You have to keep all of this in the back of your mind when racing at New Hampshire. I’ve had quite a few good runs there and we’ve made a lot of gains in our flat-track racing program like at Phoenix and Richmond. I hope the combination of my experience and our flat-track program will result in a very good result on Sunday.”
By: michael waltrip racing