Truex Perseveres at Iowa Speedway with Top-15 Finish


Notes and Quotes

  • Start: 6th
  • Stage one: 12th
  • Stage two: 12th
  • Finish: 14th
  • Driver standings: 8th (408 points, -96 back)
  • This is Truex’s 13th top-15 finish of the season. The team has only finished outside of the top-15 once (Talladega).
  • Truex: “We had a decent run at Iowa Speedway with our Phantom Fireworks Chevy. We had a good qualifying effort; we qualified sixth so I’m really happy with that. During the race we struggled with just getting our car to handle well on the short runs. We just didn’t have the speed to keep up with those guys taking off and we paid for it. We ended up coming home 14th so it wasn’t an awful day. We’ll go back and figure out what we did wrong and come back here in a couple weeks and be stronger. We’ll go into the off weekend here and try to learn a little bit for Chicago and hopefully go run back in the top 10.”