Truex Finally Wins with Joe Gibbs at Richmond

Truex Finally Wins with Joe Gibbs at Richmond

The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life, even long before the Virginia racer became a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. "Being out front was important tonight". He led a race-high 186 laps. This time, however, Logano ran out of time to seal the deal and collect the trophy. "It is certainly the home track for me but it's just exciting because I know that I could very well have a great weekend ahead of us, really focus a lot of my efforts on how can we go out there and dominate the race, not just win, but dominate".

The defending Cup Series champion was on a rail in the final laps of the Toyota Owners 400, powering around the top side of the three-quarter-mile oval and passing Clint Bowyer for second with four laps left as he looked to collect his second win of the season.

"At the end of the day, we drove up to him and you get bad tight behind people", Bowyer said. "We would have liked to have tuned it during happy hour, we just didn't have enough time". We had a decent green-flag cycle that got us up again ... and then we reeled in the 19 (Truex) and the 14 (Bowyer) from pretty far back.

Logano held on for second followed by Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and local favorite Denny Hamlin. Busch has finished in the top 10 in each of his last 10 races.

Joe Gibbs said he can't explain his team's dominant start to the season, but he's going to enjoy it while it lasts. "I think that's the reason why you need to enjoy it in pro sports because you know, odds are, this ain't going to keep happening".

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As a result, NASCAR disqualified their qualifying speeds, sending them to the rear of the field, disallowed their pit stall selection and ejected one engineer from each team for the race. They include local favorite Denny Hamlin, a three-time victor on the 0.75-mile oval, Chase Elliott and Matt Tifft.

"We had a auto that was capable of winning for the third week straight and we didn't win".

Four of the top-ten qualifiers failed their attempt through inspection. The top 10 also includes Kyle Busch, who will be seeking his third consecutive victory on the track, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, Daniel Suarez and Jimmie Johnson. "I was just really just managing the fall-off and just trying to be consistent with the laps, but stickers (new tires) were definitely faster in the first round than they were in the second and third round".

No racing next week for the Easter break.

"Been a crappy start to the year", Larson said. "I think you actually kind of lose a little bit of the drama of a vehicle going back out, and can that auto knock the vehicle that is on the bubble out".

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