The motive force who gained the NASCAR race yesterday is similar driver who gained final time the Cup Collection visited Martinsville Speedway. And he did so in a equally dominating vogue.
Martin Truex Jr. led 132 laps, together with the final 130, to cruise to a straightforward victory within the Blue-Emu Most Ache Aid 500, the primary NASCAR Cup Collection evening race within the 70-year historical past of the half-mile observe in Martinsville, Va.
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Truex completed forward of the trio of Group Penske automobiles, as Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano had nothing within the closing laps for the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing workforce.
Bubba Wallace, who stated earlier than the race it will be the largest of his profession as he piloted his No. 43 Chevy with a particular Black Lives Matter paint scheme, completed 11th after battling Jimmie Johnson for 10th within the closing laps.
“All in all, nice job to return right here and execute with no observe,” Wallace stated. “My favourite place and it simply continues to indicate. I’ll let you know what was badass was to race with ole seven-time (Johnson) there on the finish. You assume Jimmie Johnson wins so many occasions right here and we’re working him down. Hats off to my guys.”
Beneath are the entire outcomes from Wednesday evening’s race at Martinsville, which mercifully ended up not being affected by rain within the space.
Who gained the NASCAR race at Martinsville?
Truex’s win at Martinsville on Wednesday evening marked his first victory of the season. He sits fourth within the factors standings after 11 races with 2,014 factors on the season, behind Kevin Harvick, Logano and Chase Elliott.
“I believe the previous few journeys right here we have had a whole lot of confidence,” Truex stated after the race when requested about his consecutive Martinsville wins. “Since actually the final couple years, we have simply continued to refine our setup, what we have been doing. I type of discovered the rhythm that I would like right here. My guys have been giving me a automobile that drives the best way I would like it to to be quick.
“The brief tracks I believe for us is simply one thing that we have been engaged on constantly all through the years. A number of these locations you’ll be able to take type of the identical method, the identical thought course of into your setup, take it to those tracks. Our group has actually been collectively for some time, for essentially the most half, we have simply been in a position to proceed to work on the identical issues. That is actually been the important thing.”
Wednesday evening’s victory additionally means Truex has now gained a NASCAR Cup Collection race in six straight seasons.
“Undoubtedly really feel lucky to be with nice groups, nice individuals, be capable of present what I can do behind the wheel,” he stated. “It has been superior. Simply typically you pinch your self once you win these items since you understand how onerous they’re.”
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NASCAR at Martinsville outcomes
All three Group Penske drivers completed within the high 5, and all 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers completed within the high 10 on Wednesday evening. Although Truex gained, it was a troublesome race for Joe Gibbs Racing, as Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin completed 19th, 20th and 24th, respectively.
Beneath are the entire outcomes from Wednesday’s Blue-Emu Most Ache Aid 500 at Martinsville.
|1||Martin Truex Jr.|
|21||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|25||John Hunter Nemechek|
Common velocity of race winner: 77.378 mph
Time of race: Three hours, 23 minutes, 56 seconds
Margin of victory: 4.705 seconds
Warning flags: 7 for 52 laps
Lead modifications: 14 amongst Eight drivers
Lap leaders: R. Blaney 0; A. Almirola 1-19; J. Logano 20-62; C. Elliott 63; J. Logano 64-114; M. Truex Jr. 115; C. LaJoie 116-120; J. Logano 121-201; J. Johnson 202-271; R. Blaney 272-283; J. Logano 284-306; R. Blaney 307-328; J. Logano 329-364; B. Keselowski 365-369; M. Truex Jr. 370-500
Leaders abstract (driver, occasions lead, laps led): Joey Logano 5 occasions for 234 laps; Martin Truex Jr. 2 occasions for 132 laps; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 70 laps; Ryan Blaney 2 occasions for 34 laps; Aric Almirola 1 time for 19 laps; Brad Keselowski 1 time for five laps; Corey LaJoie 1 time for five laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 1 lap
Stage 1 high 10: 22, 14, 48, 19, 43, 9, 1, 4, 21, 24
Stage 2 high 10: 48, 12, 22, 88, 4, 43, 24, 9, 1, 8