High Hopes for Truex’s Return to Auto Club Speedway

  • Career starts at Auto Club Speedway: 2 (MENCS, NXS)
  • Best Start: 19th (NXS, 2011)
  • Best Finish: 17th (NXS, 2011)
  • Last start at Auto Club: 2014 (MENCS)
  • Current NXS Driver Standings: 8th (114 points; -37 behind)
  • RT: “So this week we’re getting ready for Auto Club Speedway and we’re really excited to have Pavilions on board as well as Bar Harbor and Sea Watch. Auto Club is a two-mile race track; it’s really worn out with a lot of lane selection. We’re taking the same car we took to Atlanta, where we had a ninth-place finish. So, the car has some good momentum and it seems to like the worn-out surfaces. We need to get through the race, get to the end and hopefully Chris (Rice) will have a set of tires for me and we can have a good restart and hopefully leave with a trophy.”