By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Martin Truex Jr. won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. This is his fourth race win of the season.
Truex Jr. has won four of the last eight races dating back to Richmond in Week 9. In addition, this is his fourth straight season with at least four wins.
“I just dug down deep and tried to be smooth and hit my marks,” Truex Jr. said. “Luckily, I began with a big enough gap where I could get away and not feel too much pressure. It was definitely a battle going on, as far as the race there at the end for us on tires. It felt terrible the last 20 laps.
“The last 10 it just felt like it was on ice — just no grip anywhere. I’m really proud of all these guys and everyone on this team and everyone back at JGR. What a season we’ve turned this into. This is great, man, unbelievable. Hopefully, we can keep it going.”
He has 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins, including a career-best eight wins in 2017.
Truex Jr.’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch finished second. Ryan Blaney was the third-place finisher for Roger Penske.
The Mayetta, New Jersey native also led 59 laps. Busch led three from the Top 3 finishers.
Brad Keselowski also led 21 laps. Chase Elliott led three laps, while Denny Hamlin led four laps.
Three drivers did not complete the race. Cody Ware exited on lap 64 in his SBC Contractors ride for Rick Ware after fatigue.
Elliott left on lap 60 in his Hendrick Motorsports ride sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. J.J. Yeley finished last in his Jacob Companies ride for Ware after leaving on lap 53 due to a fuel pump problem.