No one on the field had the chance to catch up as Martin Truex Jr. dominated Saturday night’s Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.
Truex was dominant throughout the match and he pulled away on the overtime restart and won it when Matt Kenseth spun off Turn 4 and collected Daniel Suarez and Austin Dillon.
Martin Truex Jr. makes a pit during NASCAR Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday in Sparta
Truex said “It was very big to do what we did tonight. I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before, so it was pretty amazing.” “This is completely unbelievable and that was a whole lot of fun” he added.
Martin Truex Jr. gives a thumbs-up after winning his third race of the season
The amazing player swept both stages and won with pride. This is the second time this season he’s performed that trick, having it demonstrated at Las Vegas.
Martin’s victory on Saturday night is the third of the season and that gives him 28 playoffs points with eight races left until NASCAR’s postseason. No one else has had more than 16 playoff points either.
Truex’s supremacy stole the spotlight from everyone including Kyle Busch, who won the Xfinity Series race earlier Saturday and for a while appeared headed toward NASCAR’s first same-day sweep of the two series. But Kentucky’s most dominant driver – nor anybody – else could touch Truex.
Martin Truex Jr. before his match at NASCAR Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday
All three of Truex’s wins have come at 1.5-mile tracks this season: Las Vegas, Kentucky, Kansas.