Truex locks down run for the Championship and captures seventh win of the season at the First Data 500 at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – It’s another victory for Martin Truex, Jr. who has won three of the seven 2019 Playoff races. Driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry, Truex conquered the half-mile Martinsville Speedway, leading a staggering 464 laps, to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 October 27. It is the former NASCAR Cup Series champion’s seventh win of the season, ninth career Playoff victory and his 26th career win.
Having never won a NASCAR Cup race at a half-mile track before this year, Truex now has three to his credit. Earlier this season, he finished eighth at Martinsville Speedway, 12th at Texas Motor Speedway and second at ISM Raceway. He entered the NASCAR Playoffs Round of 8 ranked second and now has secured his place in the Final Four.
The No. 19 team finished sixth at Kansas Speedway last Sunday. After starting 11th, Truex raced his way into the top 10 early and finished fourth in stage one. He led 33 laps during stage two before ultimately ending up third.
Racing towards Homestead, drivers will continue their playoff push next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
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