Richmond: Truex Jr post qualifying interview

MARTIN TRUEX, JR. , NO. 1 BASS PRO SHOPS/TRACKER BOATS IMPALA SS, QUALIFIED THIRD. "I am pretty happy. We started off really well in practice, really good right off the trailer. Both us and the No. 8 (Mark Martin, his Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

MARTIN TRUEX, JR. , NO. 1 BASS PRO SHOPS/TRACKER BOATS IMPALA SS, QUALIFIED THIRD.

"I am pretty happy. We started off really well in practice, really good right off the trailer. Both us and the No. 8 (Mark Martin, his Dale Earnhardt, Inc. teammate). We worked on it and got it better and better, we were really happy with it in race trim.

"We made one qualifying run there in practice and we were a little off a little bit from where we thought we should be so we fixed a couple of things and got it better. I am real happy with it. I was excited that we had an all DEI front row there for a while. That would have been a big day for all of us. All in all, a good day for us."

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT ALL THAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT YOUR CONTRACT STATUS AT DEI?

"Yes, there has been a lot said about it. It seems like there are a lot of people who seem to know more about it than I do these days.

"We really haven't gotten in to discussions about it. This week was the first time we actually started to talk about next year and the future. Just, trying to get my season back on track. We started off, and we have had pretty good cars all year long but we haven't been able to get good finishes out of them. I have been focused on that. We will just have to work through what we need to iron out and I'll let everybody know when I found out."

-credit: gm racing

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Drivers Dale Earnhardt