Just Like His First Career Win Truex Wins On A Monday
Chalk up career win Number-21 for Martin Truex, Jr. and it came at the same track where he earned his first career win - the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway. And just like that first win back in 2007 it came on a Monday after the Sunday race was rained out.
Truex led 132 laps, including the final 53 and his margin over victory over second place Alex Bowman was more than 9 and a half seconds. That was even better than the more than 7 second victory he had 12 years ago. But what was even more incredible is that Truex started from the rear after failing two pre-race inspections.
Kyle Larson came in third for his first Top 5 finish of the season. Kevin Harvick was fourth and pole winner Chase Elliott finished fifth.
Elliott looked to have the car to beat early in the race. He led the first 107 laps and a race-high 146.
Kyle Busch finished 10th, his 11th straight Top-10 finish and that equals the record set by Morgan Shepherd in 1990. Busch looks to establish a new record next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.