Martin Truex, Jr. Wins NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway
While all hell was breaking out between two drivers on pit road after Sunday's (10/27) race at Martinsville Speedway, Martin Truex, Jr. was celebrating in winner's circle.
Truex literally dominated the First Data 500 leading 464 laps, the most laps led in a single race for his entire career. He simply told his crew what he needed, and they gave it to him. He undoubtedly had the winning car out there.
With the victory, Truex punched his ticket for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 race. The driver of the #19 Toyota Camry took the lead away from Denny Hamlin, who started on the pole, early in the race on lap 30. Truex actually took the lead over on pit road.
Truex, The 2017 Cup Series champion, wins his seventh race this season. Last year at this half mile track, Truex fell just short of victory after Joey Logano's bump and run.
And speaking of Logano, let's talk about the post race fight on pit road. It started as a civilized discussion between him and Hamlin. But the talk turned to an all out wresting match between the two crews.
William Byron finished second in the race, followed by Brad Keselowski. Hamlin was fourth and Ryan Blaney was fifth. See where your driver finished.