Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR. All Graphics designed by Toby Christie/Sicknissified.com. *Editor’s note: This is the second installment, of a 12 article series where we will be previewing the 2013 season for the drivers who made the Chase last season. By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical With time running out on his contract at Michael Waltrip Racing, Martin Truex Jr. picked the opportune time to have the best year of his Sprint Cup Series career. In all Truex matched or exceeded his previous career best in just about every category in 2012 including: Top-fives (seven), Top-tens (19), Points Rank (11th), Average Start (12.1), and Average Finish (12.1), and he was a major part of one of the biggest stories of 2012; the emergence of Michael Waltrip Racing as a power house team in the Sprint Cup Series. Truex made the Chase for The Sprint Cup for the second time in his career, and the first time since 2007. In fact just about the only thing that Truex...
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