Martin Truex breaks winless streak at Dover, Wurth 400 Results

Rain forced the NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover Motor Speedway to be run on a Monday but Martin Truex Jr., who ended a 54 race winless streak, still described the feeling of being in victory lane as “incredible.”

The older Truex matched his younger brother scoring a win in the Wurth 400, two days after Ryan Truex scored his first Xfinity Series win at the 1-mile track.

“It feels incredible,” Truex said. “I feel like we’ve been close a bunch of times, that’s for sure. Felt today, with that caution, what’s going to happen here and then good call by (crew chief) James (Small) to take two (tires) and then I was able to get a pretty good restart.

“Just thanks to everybody that stuck with me. … we knew we could do this. We’ve shown we can lead laps and have dominated races and it just never all came together. I’ve said we just had to keep doing what we were doing and not overthink it.”

The win is the 32nd in the career of Truex as he finished ahead of Ross Chastain who was involved in an early race incident which eliminated Kyle Larson from contention. Ryan Blaney scored his best finish at Dover in third followed by William Byron and Denny Hamlin.

Kyle Busch began the day on the pole after rain forced qualifying to be cancelled on Saturday. He would be hit with a speeding penalty on lap 22 during the first round of pit stops. He would later suffer front end damage on lap 34.

NASCAR Dover Results

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Ross Chastain
  3. Ryan Blaney
  4. William Byron
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. Christopher Bell
  7. Tyler Reddick
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Chris Buescher
  10. Josh Berry
  11. Chase Elliott
  12. Bubba Wallace
  13. Ty Gibbs
  14. Corey LaJoie
  15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  16. Erik Jones
  17. Ryan Preece
  18. AJ Allmendinger
  19. Kevin Harvick
  20. Harrison Burton
  21. Kyle Busch
  22. Michael McDowell
  23. Justin Haley
  24. Aric Almirola
  25. Todd Gilliland
  26. Austin Cindric
  27. Austin Dillon
  28. JJ Yeley
  29. BJ McLeod
  30. Chase Briscoe
  31. Joey Logano
  32. Kyle Larson
  33. Brennan Poole
  34. Noah Gragson
  35. Daniel Suarez
  36. Ty Dillon
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