Hope Joe Gibbs Racing can get the brooms ready and bring them from the shop down to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. See, while no one has ever swept an entire round in the NASCAR playoffs before, we could see some history made this weekend. Maybe Martin Truex Jr. can end that drought on Sunday.
Martin Truex Jr. crosses the finish line first in the Cup Series playoff opener in Las Vegas
Truex, won the playoff opener two weeks ago in Las Vegas. Last weekend, he dominated the penultimate race at Richmond. Now, he’s eyeing a first round sweep on the Charlotte ROVAL.
It can happen too.
In Richmond, Truex’s win was the first time in his career that he’s ever gone back-to-back in terms of victories. How about going back-to-back-to-back?
I wouldn’t bet against him.
Truex, won the road course race at Sonoma back on June 23. He finished second on the second road course race of the season last month at Watkins Glen. If you go back to the 2017 race at Watkins Glen, Truex has scored a top two finish in five of his last six road course starts. The only reason he’s now six-for-six is because he was wrecked by Jimmie Johnson while leading on the last lap heading into the final corner of this race last year.
That’s how good that he’s been.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver also has scored six top six finishes in his last eight tries in 2019 and drives for a team that’s won 15 of the 27 races run this year including four out of the last five.
Truex, is the favorite in his No. 19 Toyota for Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400.