ES: Dover: Ryan Truex preview

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota driver Ryan Truex earns his second consecutive K&N Pro Series East championship Friday when he starts the series finale at Dover International Speedway. The 18-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native...

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota driver Ryan Truex earns his second consecutive K&N Pro Series East championship Friday when he starts the series finale at Dover International Speedway. The 18-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native won his second race in 2010 last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway building a 118-point lead over the second-place driver. The lead guarantees Truex the title if he starts Friday's race.

RYAN TRUEX:

Racing at Dover International Speedway: "Dover is a fun track to race at. You can go high in one and two and make a run on people, but it is also pretty strenuous with the speeds. You really have to be aggressive to do well. We went there last year and had a top-ten run, but this year we're looking to put it all on the line for the win. I've had a neat opportunity to race so close to my hometown for the last two races of the season. I want to go out there and get another win for MWR. They've worked really hard for this and another trip to victory lane would be a good end to our East Series season."

Clinching the East Series Championship: "Winning the championship was our season goal, and I'm lucky to have the opportunity to win it in front of my friends and family. I'm looking forward to going into Dover and being able to go out and win and not have to worry about points. It will most likely be my last race in the East Series so we're really going to lay it on the line and try to get the win"

Looking back on the 2010 East Series Season: "It was a great year and everyone worked hard and gave me awesome race cars every week. We were always in contention for wins and were consistent and that is what it takes to win championships. I'm proud of my guys and everyone at MWR and very thankful to be where I'm at. Hopefully we can move on to bigger and better things."

-source: mwr

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Ryan Truex
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing