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TRUEX JR. PLANNING TO DO HIS NORMAL DEAL TO ADVANCE

TRUEX JR. PLANNING TO DO HIS NORMAL DEAL TO ADVANCE

(Fort Worth, Texas) November 3, 2017

While Kyle Busch locked up a berth in NASCAR’s Championship 4 with his win at Martinsville Speedway last Sunday, Martin Truex Jr. still is viewed by many observers as the driver to beat.

Truex Jr. trails Busch by 17 points as the Round of 8 contenders prepare for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. So, what’s it like battling with someone as intense as “Rowdy,” the 2015 Cup Series champion and fellow Toyota Camry ace?

"For me personally behind the wheel, I just…I think I just do my normal deal,” said Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota fielded by Furniture Row Racing. “I know playoff races are a big deal and there's a lot on the line, but if you try to be someone different than you've been all year or try to do something different than you normally do, you'll get yourself in trouble.

“I feel like throughout the season I've put myself in a spot where I can get everything out of the car, put it right on the limit, but it's my comfortable limit. Doesn't mean it's somebody else's. You know, for us, honestly I haven't done anything different at all since the playoffs started, and I think that's the reason why we've been successful."

 

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