At one point, Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott looked like legit championship contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. Between April to late June, the duo had won five of eight races in NASCAR’s premiere series.
From Richmond to Sonoma, Truex Jr. had four wins and a third place effort in eight tries.
In the same time frame, Elliott had five top five finishes, all consecutively. But, over the last four races, these two have struggled.
Truex, has finished ninth, 22nd, 19th and sixth respectively.
LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 01: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, signs autographs for fans during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 01, 2019 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Elliott, brought his No. 9 Chevrolet home 11th, 35th, 15th and 29th respectively. If you go back to Michigan for him, he’s also finished 20th and 37th too.
While Pocono has been kind to this duo in the past, do you trust it will on Sunday?
Truex, finished 15th in this race last year and 35th in June.
Elliott, does have five consecutive top 10 finishes and six in seven tries, but can he turn things around.
Sunday, will tell us a lot.