LOUDON, N.H. (July thirteen, 2014) – When you battle with a one hundred ten per cent work to the bitter finish, there’s constantly that possibility of some thing great going on.
For Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing, the workmanlike overall performance compensated off, as Truex picked up 10 positions in the two-lap inexperienced-white-checkered overtime complete to publish a twelfth-location consequence in Sunday’s Tenting Planet RV Income 301 Dash Cup Collection race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Truex struggled with restarts throughout the 305-lap function but poured it on when the race went environmentally friendly for the closing time as his Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet sped forward through a cluster of automobiles, jumping from 22nd to 12th in monitor place.
“’The biggest explanation we received twelve positions on the ultimate restart is that we experienced new tires and got in the appropriate lane,” defined Truex. “We never ever had excellent restarts all day, but as soon as we settled in and experienced a good vehicle we made a go at the conclude. You have to hold combating — you in no way know what can come about. That was a very good call to come in for two tires during that last warning.”
Truex, who gained 3 places – from 26th to twenty third in driver factors, extra, “The great news is that we came again with a respectable finish, but still not where we want to be.”
Crew chief Todd Berrier was also pleased with the race-ending effort.
“Restarts did not go our way until the end when Martin handed all these cars to make it a respectable working day alternatively of disappointing day,” stated Berrier.
Truex started out ninth and ran in the top-ten early in the race, but then fell back again thanks to grip troubles. It appeared he was heading to make a go to the leading-10 subsequent a Lap 248 warning but his No. seventy eight Chevy acquired tangled due to close racing on the 1.058-mile flat track. The incident despatched him back again in the pack to 23rd spot.
“We dropped back again late in the race following acquiring associated with a pair of cars,” mentioned Truex. “I then put myself in a poor situation, which was expensive in regards to keep track of position. The good news is, we had been ready to get again up there.”
The race winner was Brad Keselowski. Rounding out the leading-ten in order were: Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The race had 7 cautions for 35 laps and there had been 18 lead alterations amid 9 drivers.
The Dash Cup Sequence has following weekend off. The plan resumes on Sunday July 27 in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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