Truex Jr. wins first Cup Series race at Phoenix

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Bass Pro Shops-sponsored driver Martin Truex Jr. won the Instacart 500 on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, Arizona. This is the first time that the New Jersey native won in Arizona.

This is Truex Jr.’s 28th career NASCAR Cup Series win. He has two wins the past two seasons.

Bass Pro Shops-sponsored NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his win in the Instacart 500
Bass Pro Shops-sponsored NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his win in the Instacart 500 (Photo by NASCAR/Twitter)

“Just an awesome job by everybody, (crew chief) James (Small), all the pit crew guys fixing it, just really solid,” Truex Jr. said. “At the beginning of the race I thought we were going to run 15th or so. Man, I just really can’t believe it. I’m kind of speechless. This feels pretty amazing.

“Phoenix has been a tough one for us. I wish it was November and I was in the final four. Just so thankful and proud of everyone at JGR, everyone who makes this possible.”

He finished the race in a little more than three hours. Truex Jr. won by 1.698 seconds.

All five Cup Series events this season has had a new driver win. Michael McDowell, Christopher Bell, William Byron, and Kyle Larson also have wins this season through the first five weeks of the season.

Shell and Pennzoil-sponsored driver Joey Logano finished second in his Team Penske ride. Offerpad-sponsored driver Denny Hamlin finished third for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Report a Typo or Correction

Copyright © 2007-2021. The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved.

All information contained in this Digital Publication are copyright by The Capital Sports Report, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Your use of our work does not constitute any right or license for you to use our trademarks, without the prior written permission of The Capital Sports Report.

Our Content, as found within our Website, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights laws. The copying, redistribution, or use of our publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.

The Capital Sports Report and its logo are official trademarks of Anthony Caruso III and Anthony Caruso Enterprises.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.