BUSCH: Truex wins at Monster Mile

Series point's leader, Martin Truex, Jr., played out fuel strategy to earn his fifth win of the season. Truex took the lead with 11 laps to go, after leader Kenny Wallace ran out of gas. It was a special win for the New Jersey native who ...

Series point's leader, Martin Truex, Jr., played out fuel strategy to earn his fifth win of the season. Truex took the lead with 11 laps to go, after leader Kenny Wallace ran out of gas.

It was a special win for the New Jersey native who considers Dover International Speedway his home track.

"It's always great winning close to home. I ran the Busch North car here. It means a lot to come back to these tracks and conquer them, it's real special," said Truex.

Wallace led a race-high 83 laps and believed that he had enough fuel to run to the race completion, "We had a good top five car all day long. My crew chief Chris Rice said we could go to lap 202 with no problem. I didn't dream of running out of gas but we did. Somewhere the fuel cell didn't pick up all the fuel or we didn't get it full," commented Wallace.

The win allows Truex to pull out to a 156 point advantage over second place in series standings, Kyle Busch.

"It's nice to have more of a cushion," said Truex. "I'm starting to feel really good about the championship."

Mike McLaughlin was poised for a good finish all day, but Wallace's trouble in conjunction with the top-five car of Greg Biffle also running dry in the races closing laps, catapulted him to a second place result.

"What a great day for this team," said McLaughlin. "It's always great to come back and run well. I am really excited."

Kasey Kahne, Jason Leffler and Johnny Sauter complete the top five.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Greg Biffle , Mike McLaughlin , Johnny Sauter , Kasey Kahne , Martin Truex Jr. , Kyle Busch