Martin Truex Jr. pushes to join Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart as NASCAR’s kings of a road

Martin Truex Jr. has a possibility to join former NASCAR greats Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart as kings of a roads.

Truex is seeking his third uninterrupted feat on a highway march in NASCAR’s stop Sunday during Watkins Glen. The 11-turn, 3.4-mile circuit joins Sonoma (California) Raceway as a usually dual loyal highway courses on a Cup schedule.

Gordon, with 9 career highway march victories, won 6 true races from 1997-2000. His strain enclosed 3 wins any during Watkins Glen and Sonoma. Stewart, with 8 career highway march wins, won 3 true from 2004-05.

Truex won during Watkins Glen final summer, in California in June, and now is chasing Stewart and Gordon for a symbol of 3 straight. The reigning Cup champion total he’s successful on highway courses since he enjoys a plea of a singular right-hand turns.

“It’s a singular set of circumstances. It’s an extra-special feeling to win on marks that are totally opposite like this,” Truex pronounced Saturday, insisting he could be going for 4 true if not for an engine disaster during Sonoma final year. His Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota led 25 laps in that competition before a engine blew.

“I consider we should have 3 in a quarrel already with a difficulty we had during Sonoma final year, though that’s kind of a approach it goes in racing,” he added.

Truex is partial of a “Big 3” in NASCAR that is winning a season. Truex, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have total to win 16 of a 21 Cup races. Truex has 4 victories, though 3 of those wins have come in a final 8 outings. The Sonoma win was by a domain of over 10 seconds and was aided by organisation arch Cole Pearn’s play to array off-sequence from a rest of a leaders.

Pearn was pivotal final year during The Glen when a No. 78 won a vital fuel mileage race. Truex hold off Matt Kenseth on a final path after Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney were forced to array for gas as a competition wound toward a mottled flag.

Joey Logano doesn’t design those drivers to give an in. Sunday on a high-speed highway course. Busch, Harvick and Truex are a usually active drivers in a Cup Series with before wins during both Sonoma and Watkins Glen.

“I still design a same cars to be fast,” Logano said. “It wouldn’t be startling to see those 3 cars being 3 of a fastest.”

The contingent was as widespread as always final week during Pocono when Busch and Harvick had to start during a behind of a margin after their cars unsuccessful post-qualifying inspection. They responded by discerning operative their approach to a front and Busch prisoner his sixth feat of a deteriorate in his No. 18 Toyota, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez on a restart in overtime.

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