Truex Earns Career-Best Finish at Auto Club to Close Out West Coast Swing

  • Start: 10th
  • Stage one: 10th
  • Stage 2: 14th
  • Finish: 12th
  • Driver standings: 8th (140 points, -59 behind)
  • This race marks the first time Kaulig Racing has finished in the top-10 consecutively.
  • Ryan Truex: “The race didn’t go exactly how we’d hoped it would, but I think we had a good car today and that’s always a positive. I had trouble on two pit stops sliding in too close to the wall, but other than that we had a good points day so we’ll take some time to regroup and come back strong for Texas.”
  • Chris Rice: “We came home 12th after restarting 20th with eight laps to go; Ryan did well there at the end. We got some stage points in the first stage. We just have to work on our race cars to get them better but the first five races went well. We learned a lot from Ryan and he learned a lot about us. We’re looking forward to two weeks off to get ready for Texas.”