Truex Earns Hard Fought 11th-Place Finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway


NAPA Team Remains Eighth in Championship Standings

CORNELIUS, N.C. – No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 11th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

"It was a battle for sure," said Truex. "We had a couple moments where we were okay, but for the most part it was a battle all day. I guess 11th on your worst day is pretty good."

Truex started fourth and raced in the top 10 during the first half of the 301-lap event.

Crew chief Chad Johnston made a series of adjustments to help the NAPA Toyota's handling and to contend for a top-five spot.

Truex pitted for four tires during a caution on lap 235. He restarted in 14th and quickly drove up to 10th place. Unfortunately, he lost the position in the closing laps due to handling to score the 11th-place result.

The top-15 finish keeps Truex eighth in the standings with seven races remaining before the start of the Chase for the Championship.

Winning the race in front of an estimated crowd of 95,000 fans was Kasey Kahne. Rounding out the top-five finishers were Denny Hamlin, MWR's Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.

The race took two hours and 44 minutes and featured 16 lead changes among eight drivers.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action July 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Results

Championship Standings