Sunday, March 8, 2015

Martin Truex Jr. is best long shot in Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

Martin Truex Jr. is best long shot in Kobatl 400.
Martin Truex Jr. doesn’t usually end practice early, but he really liked the way his car was handling Saturday.

“We’ve got a badass car,” he told his crew on the radio before leaving the track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway eight to 10 minutes early.

He’s had that kind of car to begin this season, registering top-10 finishes in the first two races. Truex qualified eighth for the Kobalt 400, which begins at 12:30 p.m. today and will be televised on Fox (5), saying he believes he has one of the top contenders for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.

“It’s had really good speed all weekend,” Truex said. “It’s driving good, and it seems like we’re probably a top-three car right now. Hopefully, we can make the right decisions going into (today) and be the best car coming out and try to win this thing.”

Everything has come together for Truex and the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Chevrolet team. The 34-year-old finished eighth in the Daytona 500 and sixth a week later just outside Atlanta.

His fifth-place position in the standings is the highest ever for any driver in the 10-year-old team. Las Vegan Kurt Busch once was sixth.

Not bad just a season after finishing 24th in the standings, his worst since Truex began racing a full schedule in 2006.

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