No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. might not have visited victory lane Saturday night in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but raising $80,000 for a children’s hospital had to make him feel pretty good.
Truex did win the Showdown pole and has much to gain this weekend in the Coke 600 in Charlotte. His Michael Waltrip Racing team is in 14th-place just 14 points out of 10th place in a bid to earn a second-consecutive berth in NASCAR’s “Chase for the Sprint Cup.”
TRUEX ON COCA-COLA 600: “We learned a lot in the Sprint Showdown. Unfortunately, we just missed it. We were too aero-tight. It certainly wasn’t the finish we were expecting after starting from the pole, but it shed a lot of light on what we need to do better this weekend. Charlotte is a tricky track for us and this Sunday’s race is so important to us. The key will be keeping up with the car throughout the entire 600 miles. Plus, it’s a Memorial Day tradition. We want to run well in front of the home crowd. Read the Full Charlotte Preview
RICHMOND, Va. - No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. will make more than 200 pit stops during the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, but he served as crew chief for one of the most memorable pit stops of his career on Thursday in Richmond, Va.
The pit stop had nothing to do with racing, but the handshakes and smiles afterward will surpass any 14-second stop in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Read the full story
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