The pre-Richmond power ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series is out just before the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The streak of different winners has finally ended with the Cup Series at the second short track of the season at Martinsville. Martin Truex Jr. took advantage of a late pit-road penalty for Ryan Blaney to secure his second win of the year. Truex’s victory stopped a string of seven straight unique winners to start the 2021 season and is now the first Cup driver with multiple wins.
Martin Truex Jr outduels Hamlin for Martinsville Speedway win in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on Sunday afternoon after a rain-delay.
The NASCAR Cup Series is in the middle of a short track stretch on the schedule. After wrapping up the Bristol dirt race a couple of weeks ago, the Cup Series focuses its attention on Martinsville Speedway. A crucial 500 lap race on NASCAR’s tightest circuit. They call it ‘The Paperclip’ and it is difficult for drivers to find the right line. It takes experience to earn a win here.
A late pass gives Martin Truex Jr. his third NASCAR Cup win at Martinsville Speedway in the rain-delayed Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on Sunday.
Martin Truex Jr. passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin on lap 485 of Sunday’s rain-delayed Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and pulled away to win for the third time in his last four starts at the 0.526-mile short track.
Martin Truex Jr ends winless streak of 29 races in the NASCAR Cup Series Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Martin Truex Jr. overcame an early-race brush with the wall and took the lead on the final restart with 25 laps remaining to earn his first victory of 2021 and first in 31 career starts at Phoenix Raceway.