Truex wins pole at Dover for 3rd play­off race

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

DOVER, DEL. » Martin Truex Jr. has tried to en­joy his ca­reer year as much as he can. The vet­eran driver says he never knows when the run might end. He kept on rolling at Dover. Truex will try to win his sixth race of the season from the pole at Dover In­ter­na­tional Speed­way in NASCAR’s third play­off race. Truex has been the driver to beat all season and he proved it again Fri­day, when he turned a lap of 160.664 mph to win his sec­ond pole of the season.

Truex had clinched a berth in the sec­ond round of the play­offs when he won at Chicagoland Speed­way. He had the dom­i­nant car last week at New Hamp­shire Mo­tor Speed­way un­til he was caught up in a wreck and fin­ished fifth.

Truex has nine wins in the No. 77 Toy­ota at Fur­ni­ture Row Rac­ing over the last two years after win­ning just three times in his first 10 years. Oh, and Truex won this race last year.

“It takes so many things to come to­gether to be in a po­si­tion that I’ve been the last few years, re­ally,” he said.

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