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MARTIN TRUEX, JR. RUMORS

Sam Hornish Jr. Struggling in Second-Chance Season

When Marcos Ambrose decided he was going to go back under and race in his native Australia, Richard Petty Motorsports had multiple candidates that were worthy of filling in the vacated seat. However, the seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion had one name in mind, Sam Hornish Jr. Hornish, who previously ran full-time in NASCAR’s top division from 2008 to 2010, was granted...

Kennedy and Zipadelli Raise $20,000 for Pediatric Cancer Awareness and Research

It all started with a tweet. Ben Kennedy, driver of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra, and crew chief Scott Zipadelli raised $20,000 for the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation last weekend at Kansas Speedway. This Wednesday, Kennedy and Zipadelli will attend the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Catwalk for a Cause and present the check.   Kennedy was in Kansas on April 21 to promote last...

NCWTS: Kennedy, Zipadelli Raise $20,000 for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

It all started with a tweet. Ben Kennedy, driver of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra, and crew chief Scott Zipadelli raised $20,000 for the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation last weekend at Kansas Speedway. This Wednesday, Kennedy and Zipadelli will attend the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Catwalk for a Cause and present the check. Kennedy was in Kansas on April 21 to promote last weekend’s...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr. Post-Race Report – Kansas

Truex Leads Most Laps, Scores Another Top-10 Finish Late race gamble knocked Furniture Row driver out of contention    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 9, 2015) — Sometimes the fastest car doesn’t win.    Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet proved that theory in Saturday night’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.  ...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Late pit stop for fuel costs Martin Truex Jr. shot at Kansas win

For much of the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway it looked as if Martin Truex Jr. was going to earn his first victory since June 2013 at Sonoma Raceway. Starting fourth, Truex had a fast No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet and was a factor at the front of the field for much of the evening. Truex led five times for a race-high 95 laps and was second behind Kevin Harvick...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain halts SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway

As expected based on virtually every weather forecast model, rain has brought Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway to a standstill. With Martin Truex Jr. leading and 98 of 267 laps on the board, the skies opened up, forcing NASCAR officials to throw the yellow flag and then a red flag. To be an official race, drivers must go one lap beyond the scheduled distance...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr.'s Recent Kansas Record Explains Fondness For 1.5-mile Track

Going to Kansas City, Kan. is always a special trip for Furniture Row Racing and its driver Martin Truex Jr.   For starters, Kansas Speedway, site of Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race, is the closest track to the team’s headquarters in Denver, Colo.   The track has also been one of the favorites for Truex, who has four top-five finishes in the last six races...

NSCS: Kevin Manion to Crew Chief for Sam Hornish Jr.

Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Tuesday, May 5 that Kevin Manion will take over crew chief duties for Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. Manion will be on the pit box beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The Bolyston, Mass. native is a championship-wining crew chief, having won a pair of NASCAR XFINITY Championships with Martin Truex Jr. He...
Via Rubbings Racing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan-Favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins GEICO 500

For the first time in 11 years, Talladega Superspeedway is Dale-adega once again. Dale Earnhardt Jr. maintained the lead over the final 27 laps Sunday to win the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It is his sixth career NACAR Sprint Cup victory at Talladega Superspeedway – tying him with Jeff Gordon for the most among active drivers – but his first since 2004. Fans in the...

NSCS: Martin Truex Jr. Looks To Better Last Year’s Results

To say that Martin Truex Jr. didn’t have the 2014 year that he was looking for is a statement with certainty. However, towards the end of the year, he was turning 20-something finishes into top-20 finishes, which gives him a positive attitude into the year. “We were getting better and figuring things out and where we made our mistakes and where we went wrong, so to speak,”...
Via On Pit Road
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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