LAS VEGAS | The career year for Martin Truex Jr. rolls on. Truex and partner Sherry Pollex on Wednesday won the prestigious Myers Brothers Award — the top honor in NASCAR’s season-ending awards celebration — for their charitable work.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage. He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in racing. Earnhardt raised a cold one. Martin Truex Jr. hoisted a trophy.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Martin Truex Jr. didn’t feel a sense of urgency to win Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway because of its playoff implications, not with his spot in the next round safe following a victory at Charlotte. No, the sense of urgency was much more personal for the Denver-based driver.
JOLIET, Ill. | Martin Truex Jr. backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Sunday in NASCAR’s playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex solidified himself as the driver to beat over the final nine races as he chases his first Cup championship. Truex raced to his fifth victory of the season and an automatic berth in the second round of the playoffs, earning even more points in his bid to compete for the title in the finale at Homestead.
“Proponents of the amendment have informed the council that, due to an unexpected medical issue concerning their chief political strategist, their ability to run a campaign has been severely compromised,” the resolution said
A special city council meeting has been called for Thursday in advance of a deadline to remove a controversial ballot question asking Aurora voters to approve a special “entertainment” district on the city’s eastern border, property speculated to draw a possible NASCAR track to the city
DETROIT | Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he’s proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR’s growth has been hindered because Earnhardt hasn’t won enough. “I put a lot into this sport, and I know that I might not have met everyone’s expectations, but I certainly exceeded my own,” Earnhardt said while appearing at Chevrolet’s event introducing the Camaro ZL1, a new race car for next year’s NASCAR Cup Series.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. | One by one they passed him as the laps dwindled at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. stuck to the plan. In the end, he was the one laughing in victory lane. Truex held off a charging Matt Kenseth on the final lap and won the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday at The Glen, stretching his fuel to the triumphant end. It was the second road course victory of his career.
DARLINGTON, S.C. | Martin Truex Jr. believes being far away from NASCAR’s hub has helped him during the most successful stretch of his career, a run he hopes ends with a championship this season. Truex, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader, also is tied for the series lead with three victories. Already locked into the playoffs for a third straight season, Truex believes he’s better prepared to end the year with NASCAR’s trophy.
“While we are disappointed, the decision did reaffirm that ballot initiatives must be single subject,” the group said in a statement. “We simply disagree with the notion that deleting the prohibition of funds for a private industry, and the creation of the entertainment district is one issue