Truex’s Day Gets Cut Short at Talladega After Promising Start

Notes and Quotes

  • Start: 9th
  • Stage one: 3rd
  • Stage two: 38th
  • Finish: 38th (DNF)
  • Driver standings: 9th (251 points, -105 back)
  • Truex earned valuable playoff points by finishing third in the first stage.
  • Truex: “Unfortunately we got caught up in a wreck that ended our day early. We got some good stage points in stage one; we finished third and then got caught up in trouble in stage two. So we’ll take this one…this is our first DNF of the year—first non-top 15—so we’ve had a good year so far. We’ll go to Dover, one of my best tracks, and have ourselves a good race.”