Truex’s Charge Halted After Contact with Infamous Darlington Wall
DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 12, 2014) – Martin Truex Jr. was cruising in the top-15 in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. But on Lap 266 of 374 he made contact with the infamous Darlington wall, which resulted in an unscheduled green-flag pit stop for quick repairs and four fresh tires.
The incident put Truex three laps down and when the checkered flag waved he was credited with a 27th-place finish.
“I thought we had a shot of having a breakthrough race tonight, but it just didn’t turn out that way,” said a disappointed Truex. “The pit crew was on top of their game again and if things worked in our favor I felt we had a potential top-10 car. But the Darlington wall that has slapped so many cars over the years got us tonight.”
12 Questions with Martin Truex Jr.
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Our series of NASCAR driver interviews continues this week with Martin Truex Jr., who moved from Michael Waltrip Racing to Furniture Row Racing in the offseason.
Q: When you're on a long green-flag run and not racing around anyone, what do you think about?
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