Martin Truex, Jr
Martin Truex Jr.
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Truex Jr. at the 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350
Born Martin Lee Truex Jr.
(1980-06-29) June 29, 1980 (age 37)
Mayetta, New Jersey
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Achievements 2004, 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Champion
2007 NEXTEL Open winner
2010 Sprint Showdown winner
2016 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2016 Southern 500 winner
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Champion
2004, 2005 Busch Series NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
436 races run over 14 years
Car no., team No. 78 (Furniture Row Racing)
2016 position 11th
Best finish 4th (2015)
First race 2004 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 (Atlanta)
Last race 2017 Alabama 500 (Talladega)
First win 2007 Autism Speaks 400 (Dover)
Last win 2017 Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
13 154 14
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
103 races run over 10 years
Best finish 1st (2004, 2005)
First race 2001 MBNA.com 200 (Dover)
Last race 2010 Ford 300 (Homestead)
First win 2004 Sharpie Professional 250 (Bristol)
Last win 2006 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
13 61 10
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish 77th (2005)
First race 2005 Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race 2006 Con-way Freight 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of October 15, 2017.

Martin Lee Truex Jr. (born June 29, 1980) is an American championship professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 78 Toyota Camry for Furniture Row Racing. Truex is a two-time Xfinity Series champion; having won the title in 2004 and 2005. His younger brother, Ryan is a champion in the K&N Pro Series East division and currently races in the Camping World Truck Series, while his cousin Curtis raced for JR Motorsports.

Early career

Martin began his driving career racing go-karts at the New Egypt Speedway located in Central New Jersey before the speedway was switched to dirt. Truex would make his move to the Modified division at Wall Stadium as soon as he was old enough to race a modified at the age of 18 (pursuant to New Jersey regulations) in 1998. The younger Truex began racing in the NASCAR Camping World East Series in 2000, and won 5 races in 4 years with a family-owned team. After moving south, Truex rented a home from Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Mooresville, North Carolina, before he purchased his own home.

In 2000, Truex, following in his father's footsteps, began racing in the Busch North Series (now the K&N Pro Series East). He ran three full seasons (2000 to 2002) and made limited starts in 2003. During his time in the Busch North Series, Truex claimed 13 poles and 5 wins driving his family-owned No. 56 SeaWatch Chevy.

NASCAR

2001-2005: Busch Series

Truex made his first Busch Series start in 2001 at Dover International Speedway in his father's No. 56 Chevy. He started 19th but finished 38th after an early wreck. In 2002, Truex drove one race for Phoenix Racing at New Hampshire International Speedway, starting thirteenth and finishing twenty-ninth. He ran three races the rest of that season for his father, his best finish seventeenth at Dover.

In 2003, he began the season with his father's team, before he was hired by Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive his No. 81 Chance 2 Motorsports Chevy. He made his debut with Chance 2 at Richmond International Raceway, where he qualified sixth and led eleven laps before transmission failure forced him to a 31st-place finish. He split time between Chance 2 and his father's team for the balance of the season, except at Dover, where he drove for Stanton Barrett. He had a sixth-place run at Bristol Motor Speedway, and ended the season with two consecutive second-place finishes. He ran a total of ten races that season.

Truex raced full-time for Chance 2 in 2004. At Bristol Motor Speedway, he would earn his first career victory, and he would later add 3 more victories over the next 7 races. This would include a victory at Talladega Superspeedway which broke his car owner's streak of winning restrictor plate races in the Busch Series, and a victory at the final NASCAR event held at Nazareth Speedway. He took the lead in the championship after Nazareth, but lost it to rookie Kyle Busch a few races later. However, a series of top 5's and top 10's in the second half of the season would allow Truex to pull away from Busch, clinching the Busch Series championship with a race to spare. While on his way to that championship, Truex made an appearance in the Nextel Cup Series as a relief driver to Dale Earnhardt Jr., who'd suffered burns in a sports car accident. Truex started his first career Cup race for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) in the No. 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway later that year, qualifying 33rd and finishing 37th.

Truex stayed in the Busch Series to defend his championship in 2005, winning the title for the second season in a row. He won the first Busch Series points race held outside the United States, in Mexico, as well as defending his wins at Talladega and Dover International Speedway. He took his first win at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2005.

2006-2009: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing

2008 Sprint Cup car

In 2006, Truex moved to the No. 1 DEI Chevy full-time in the Nextel Cup Series. He had two Top 5 finishes and finished 19th in points. Truex got his first win of the 2007 season in the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Open, securing a spot in the 2007 Nextel All-Star Challenge, where he finished 10th. A few weeks later, he won the Autism Speaks 400, scoring his first Sprint Cup Series win with an interval of seven seconds between pole sitter Ryan Newman and himself, even though he led over half of the race--219 of the 400 laps. This victory led to a jump in overall points advancing him to 13th, followed by a third-place finish at Pocono Raceway and a second-place finish at Michigan. With a 15th-place finish in the Chevy Rock and Roll 400, Truex clinched a spot in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup and finished 11th in points at season's end. He did not go to victory lane in 2008, but he did have 11 Top 10's and finished 15th in points. At the beginning of the 2009 season, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. merged with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and was renamed Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Truex began the year by winning the pole for the Daytona 500. Later in the season, Truex had acclaimed two more pole positions at Atlanta and Phoenix, following his first pole in 2007 at Texas.[1] 2009 would be his final season with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.[2][3]

2010-2013: Michael Waltrip Racing

2010-2011

2011 Sprint Cup car following an accident at Martinsville

At the conclusion of the 2009 season, Truex left Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 56 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing, receiving owner points from the No. 55 car formerly driven by Waltrip. The No. 56 was the number Martin's father drove in during his time in the Grand National Division and is considered the "family number". In his first race for Michael Waltrip Racing, Truex finished sixth in the Daytona 500.

After the series of setbacks the following 3 weeks with a blown engine and accidents, he fell back to 24th in the point standings, but in the next 7 races after finishing in the top 12 5 times and all top 19 finishes, he would gain to 13th in the point standings. At Dover, he earned his 5th career pole. Truex won the All Star Showdown at Charlotte thereby earning the 1st transfer spot for the All Star Race which he finished 2nd in from a 19th (out of 21) starting spot. Truex would go on to finish the 2010 season 22nd in the point standings with 1 top 5 finish and 7 top 10 finishes.

At Martinsville the following year in 2011, Truex accidentally made slight contact with Kasey Kahne resulting in a large wreck; Truex hit the wall hard head on and his car flew on fire for a few seconds as Kahne hit the wall in his car's rear. Truex climbed out instantly and went to check on Kahne who received standing ovation as he climbed out uninjured. Truex then left with officials to the care center. He said the wreck was his hardest of his career and both Truex and Kahne were released with normal symptoms. The next week officials told him his wreck was the hardest crash at Martinsville. Truex won another pole at Dover International Raceway. Truex ran well in most of the races but often struggled to finish the races off. He was docked 25 points because of a windshield violation in the fall Talladega race. Truex ended the season 18th in points, with 3 top 5s and 12 top 10s.

2012

Truex started 2012 well, winning a $100,000 bonus and finishing 7th in the Daytona 500. He finally hit his stride in Texas, winning the pole and leading 69 laps. The following week at Kansas he started sixth and flat-out dominated the race, leading 173 of 267 laps but falling short to Denny Hamlin. At Atlanta he led 40 of the final 46 laps, but ultimately fell short to Hamlin again when he was forced to pit under a late race caution for fuel, ending up fourth. Truex finished 21st, however he had a spot clinched in the chase, and ultimately made it in. He ended up 11th in the points, with 0 wins, 7 top 5s and 19 top 10s.[4]

2013

Truex's 2013 Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway

Truex had an up and down 2013 season. He had a few top five finishes in the early races. His first best run of 2013 was Texas, when he led during the final 55 laps of the race but ended up losing to Kyle Busch. Truex also had low notes, including an accident at Martinsville and a blown engine at Dover. The highlight of the season was at Sonoma, when Truex broke a 218 race winless streak, starting 14th on the starting grid and working his way up to win by over eight seconds over Jeff Gordon. Truex's 218 race winless streak is second only to Bill Elliott, who went winless in 226 races between 1994 and 2001. It is only the second time a car numbered No. 56 won in NASCAR's highest division, the first being Jim Hurtubise in a 1966 Atlanta race.

Returning to Bristol, Truex was involved in a wreck on Lap 448 where his car hit an inside wall at an angle that he broke his right wrist; he continued racing in spite of wearing a cast on his right wrist.[5] At Atlanta, despite nursing a broken wrist, Truex finished third to Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. In the final race at Richmond, he was in the midst of a fierce battle for the final Wildcard spot, eventually coming out over Ryan Newman by a tiebreaker. As Newman and Truex each had one win, the Wildcard spot went to Truex, for having a better number of top-five finishes than Newman; however on Monday evening, it was announced that due to MWR having attempted to manipulate the results of the race, points penalties were assessed - 50 points for Truex, Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers each - that resulted in Truex being bumped from the Chase and Newman and Jeff Gordon being added to the Chase field, as well as probation for all 3 crew chiefs, suspension of Ty Norris, and a $300,000 fine.[6] In the final 10 races of the season, Truex had 4 top 10 finishes, which included a top 5 run at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

2014-present: Furniture Row Racing

2014

On October 14, 2013, it was announced that Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 56 would become a research and development team in 2014.[7][8] Truex was told he could offer his services as a driver to other teams, and on October 17 it was confirmed that for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season Truex would move to Furniture Row Racing and drive the No. 78 Chevrolet SS being vacated by Kurt Busch.[9] When the deal was formally announced on November 1, 2013, before the Texas race, it was announced that Furniture Row had also signed on all of the members of Truex's MWR pit crew.[10]

Truex's 2014 season started with an outside pole qualifying run for the Daytona 500, Furniture Row Racing's first front row start in the 500. However, Truex's engine failed on lap 31.[11]

Truex did poorly in the spring but rebounded with 4 top tens in the later part of the season. He only led a single lap (at Talladega in the October race) and finished 24th in the final points.

2015

Truex Jr. at the 2015 Daytona 500.

Prior to the 2015 season, crew chief Todd Berrier was released and replaced with rookie crew chief Cole Pearn.

Truex's season began on a high note. He led the most laps of the Sprint Unlimited (28 of 75) . He led late but after a late-race red flag period erased his 5-second lead on Joey Logano, Truex lost his rhythm and finished second to Matt Kenseth. In a post-race interview an emotional Truex said "We needed this. The race was over once Kenseth pulled away from me. But we needed this. After the last year and a half that I've had this satisfies a lot."

Truex continued his good momentum, finishing in the top ten in 14 of the first 15 races including a runner-up at Las Vegas. His only poor finish during this period was a 29th-place finish at Bristol, seven laps down, after being swept up in a late race accident.

At Kansas, Truex led the most laps (95), but a late caution killed his chances as he slipped back to 9th on the last restart, and he was unable to make up enough ground to catch Jimmie Johnson.

At the Coca-Cola 600, Truex led the most laps (131 of 400), but with 20 laps to go he had to make a late race fuel stop and finished 5th. At Dover, Truex led the most laps again (131 of 405), but a poor restart caused him to slide back to seventh and cost him the race to Johnson.

At Pocono, Truex started third, and ran up front for most of the race, leading 97 of 160 laps. On the last restart, he managed to pull away to a 1.8-second lead on Kevin Harvick to take the checkered flag in first place. For Truex, this snapped a 69 race winless streak, and was also the fourth straight points race in which he led the most laps. It was the second win for Furniture Row Racing and the first for crew chief Cole Pearn. It is considered by many to be the most popular victory in years.

With a third-place finish in a rain shortened Michigan race, Truex became the first driver since Richard Petty in 1969 to start a Cup season with 14 top-10 finishes through the first 15 races. At Sonoma, Truex was running in the top 20 until shortly after the first restart, when David Ragan turned him in the esses, which saw Truex crash into a jersey barrier, resulting in a 42nd-place finish.[12] At Daytona, Truex was running up front until he was caught up in a crash on lap 106, relegating him to a 38th-place finish. Despite a string of bad races, Truex nonetheless made the Chase for the Sprint Cup and advanced through the first 2 rounds of the Chase. He also advanced to the final four at Homestead-Miami and went on to finish 4th in the final standings, a career best for both FRR and for Truex.

2016

Truex started the 2016 season qualifying 28th for the Daytona 500 and ran up front for most of the day. On the last lap of the Daytona 500, he was positioned behind race leader Matt Kenseth. Heading into turn 3 Denny Hamlin got a big run on Kenseth and tried to pass him but Matt went up to block Hamlin but nearly wrecked in the process and ended up losing the draft leaving Truex as the leading car. After a ferocious race to the finish line Truex losing by 0.010 seconds to Denny Hamlin in the closest Daytona 500 finish in history. A Truex dominated at Texas, leading 141 of 334 laps but lost after not making a pit stop with less than 39 laps to go. At Kansas in May, Truex won his first pole of the year and first pole in 147 races in Sprint Cup at Kansas for the running of the Go Bowling 400. Truex led a race high 172 laps but a loose wheel relegated him to a 14th-place finish. He won his second pole of the season for the Coca-Cola 600. On May 29--Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, 2016--Truex dominated, leading a record 392 of 400 laps in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, surpassing the old record of 335 laps set by Jim Paschal in 1967. The win was Truex's first of 2016, clinching a place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup at end-of-season. He led the race for 588 miles, the most miles led by any driver in any NASCAR race ever.[13][14]

On September 4, in the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Truex won his second race of the year. With 20 laps to go Truex Jr. was on point with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson chasing from behind. With 19 laps to go Harvick and Larson found themselves five seconds behind the leader when a caution came out for a hard wreck by the No. 43 machine. With 17 laps to go the field hit pit road for the final time with Truex Jr. winning the battle off pit road. The final restart came with 12 laps to go and immediately Harvick and Larson battled quickly before Harvick eventually took second and then set sail to catch Truex. Luckily For Truex, however, Harvick could not match the number 78 car and Truex would go on to win the Southern 500.[15] Thus 2016 became his first multi-win season of his career. Truex would advance to the next round of the Chase at Chicagoland. Truex led 32 of the final 50 laps and appeared set to finish second behind Chase Elliott. After a caution with 10 laps left erased Elliott's 3-second lead, Truex and Elliott pitted. Truex used advantage of his fresh tires and got by rookie Ryan Blaney on the final restart, winning the race, his third win of the season. At New Hampshire, Truex had a great car all day and would lead the most laps but towards the end his tires would wear, and a few late race cautions came out so he would lose the lead, eventually, Kevin Harvick would win and Truex would finish 7th. The next week, coming back to Dover, Truex would once again have a great car and would lead the most laps, and would get his 4th win of the season and 7th win of his career after the other dominant driver Jimmie Johnson had a pit road mistake and now will be advanced into round 2 of the Chase after his Chicagoland win.

2017

Truex during qualifying for the 2017 Toyota/Save Mart 350

Truex started the 2017 season off by winning the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This was Toyota's first win of the season with the new 2018 Camry and Truex's first career win at Las Vegas. He also became the first driver to win all three stages of the new stage format that was introduced for 2017.[16]

At Kansas in May 2017, Truex started 4th. The race was primarily a duel between him and Ryan Blaney. Truex held off Blaney, Kevin Harvick, and a hard-charging Brad Keselowski on three restarts to win the race. At Charlotte, he led the most laps once again, becoming only the second man to lead the most laps in three straight Coca-Cola 600 races, yet only winning one. He tied Darrell Waltrip's record. At Michigan, he won 2 more stage wins, becoming the first and fastest person to ever win 10 stage wins, where nobody else has won more than four, or any other team's combined stage wins.[17] In July, Truex captured his third win of the season, dominating the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. He again won all three stages, leading 152 of 267 laps. With two laps to go, Truex had a 14-second lead before a late caution set up an overtime finish. Despite each of the other seven cars pitting during the caution, Truex held off Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson on older tires before a wreck behind the lead pack brought out a race-ending caution.

Truex took home his fourth win of the season in August winning the I Love New York 355 at The Glen, capturing his first win at Watkins Glen International Speedway. After finishing 2nd in the first two segments of the race, Truex took the lead with 36 laps to go from Brad Keselowski, but relinquished the top two spots to Keselowski and Ryan Blaney to save fuel. The strategy paid off, as Keselowski went to pit road with five laps remaining, while Blaney went one lap later, giving Truex the lead. He was able to make it to the finish, holding off Matt Kenseth as he was running out of fuel for his second career road course victory. It was an emotional win for the #78 team, as Pollex returned to victory lane with Truex after missing the Kentucky win due to a cancer recurrence, while his crew chief Cole Pearn helped earn the win while coping with the loss of his best friend, Jacob Damen.

Two races later at the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Truex had a chance to clinch the first regular season title in NASCAR history if he left with a points lead of 120 points or greater. However, Truex struggled during the early stages of the race and finished 21st[18]

Following an off-week, Truex raced in the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington with another chance to wrap up the regular season crown a week before the finale at Richmond. In stage one, Truex ran down Kyle Larson with under a lap to go to win his 16th stage of the year. The exciting finish earned him his 35th playoff point of the season. After being behind both Larson and Denny Hamlin early in the second stage, Truex was able to find the lead, and took the stage victory under caution after an accident occurred with three laps to go. The stage win also clinched Truex the regular season championship, and the additional 15 playoff points that go with the title. Truex seemed to have optimal timing again near the finish, springing to the lead shortly after the final exchange of pit stops in the closing 102-lap run of green-flag racing. However, Denny Hamlin gradually chopped into the lead, setting up a potential classic contest for the lead. With three laps to go, Truex's tire gave way, allowing Hamlin to scoot by and grab his second win of the season. Despite this, Truex clinched the regular season championship.[19]

Before being awarded the regular season championship at Richmond, Truex dominated the Federated Auto Parts 400 leading 50% of the race. However, his race derailed when Denny Hamlin wrecked him on the final restart. Truex, though clenching the regular season championship, expressed discontent with 1990 Daytona 500 champion, Derrike Cope who caused a caution that changed the outcome of the race, leading up to the wreck. The regular season championship was Truex's first top-level championship in his Cup Series career.

Truex started the chase on a high note, winning the first race of the chase, and his 5th win of the season at Chicagoland Speedway despite a pit road speeding penalty early in the race. With that win, this allowed Truex to secure a spot for the Round of 12. He later earned himself a 5th place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, although being involved in a 8-car pileup with minor damage midway through the race.

To start off the Round of 12, Truex scored his 6th win of the season at Charlotte after leading 91 out of 334 laps to secure a spot for the Round of 8.

Personal life

Truex and his girlfriend Sherry Pollex have been together since 2005. In 2007, they started the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation to support children with pediatric cancer.[20] In 2014, Pollex was diagnosed with Stage III ovarian cancer.[20]

Truex was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and grew up in the Mayetta section of Stafford Township, New Jersey.[21] He graduated from Southern Regional High School in 1998. His father, Martin Truex, Sr., was a former race winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, then called the NASCAR Busch North Series. His younger brother, Ryan, is a former champion in the K&N Pro Series East, and was a contender for 2014 Rookie of the Year in Sprint Cup.

Truex is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL.[22][23]

Most of Martin's ancestors were fishermen and remained in the Mayetta area from as far back as the 1700s when the last name was spelled Truax. His second great grandfather Levi Rhodes Truex, was a duck carver who made decoy ducks and today still sell over 5 digits. The Truex's go as far back in America to 1621 when his 10x Great Grandfather, Phillipe du Trieux, came over and lived in New Amsterdam, being one of the first to settle in America. He married Susannah du Chesne and it was one of the earliest marriages in the New Netherland colony. He came over from Roubaix which was under Spanish Control at the time.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts
2004 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA
DNQ
DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL
37
PHO DAR HOM
32
70th 119
2005 DAY
34
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL
21
DAR RCH CLT
7
DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND
42
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL
28
KAN CLT MAR ATL
40
TEX
15
PHO HOM 47th 589
2006 DAY
16
CAL
15
LVS
20
ATL
19
BRI
38
MAR
19
TEX
8
PHO
22
TAL
36
RCH
41
DAR
14
CLT
21
DOV
22
POC
24
MCH
15
SON
16
DAY
29
CHI
19
NHA
18
POC
10
IND
19
GLN
28
MCH
30
BRI
18
CAL
18
RCH
40
NHA
22
DOV
6
KAN
11
TAL
5
CLT
31
MAR
36
ATL
37
TEX
14
PHO
12
HOM
2
19th 3673
2007 DAY
29
CAL
42
LVS
12
ATL
8
BRI
37
MAR
29
TEX
7
PHO
20
TAL
10
RCH
28
DAR
11
CLT
16
DOV
1*
POC
3
MCH
2
SON
24
NHA
3
DAY
13
CHI
39
IND
12
POC
22
GLN
6
MCH
2
BRI
11
CAL
6
RCH
15
NHA
5
DOV
13
KAN
38
TAL
42
CLT
17
MAR
19
ATL
31*
TEX
3
PHO
7
HOM
6
11th 6164
2008 DAY
20
CAL
6
LVS
15
ATL
21
BRI
13
MAR
21
TEX
36
PHO
8
TAL
37
RCH
5
DAR
14
CLT
34
DOV
6
POC
17
MCH
17
SON
16
NHA
4
DAY
17
CHI
9
IND
24
POC
15
GLN
5
MCH
16
BRI
35
CAL
19
RCH
16
NHA
7
DOV
20
KAN
43
TAL
41
CLT
14
MAR
10
ATL
15
TEX
8
PHO
43
HOM
10
15th 3839
2009 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing DAY
11
CAL
27
LVS
32
ATL
10
BRI
26
MAR
29
TEX
25
PHO
7
TAL
33
RCH
22
DAR
6
CLT
23
DOV
21
POC
18
MCH
26
SON
25
NHA
37
DAY
25
CHI
16
IND
17
POC
19
GLN
28
MCH
21
BRI
22
ATL
26*
RCH
39
NHA
19
DOV
33
KAN
16
CAL
22
CLT
9
MAR
28
TAL
31
TEX
14
PHO
5
HOM
9
23rd 3503
2010 Michael Waltrip Racing 56 Toyota DAY
6
CAL
39
LVS
20
ATL
27
BRI
12
MAR
5
PHO
17
TEX
9
TAL
12
RCH
7
DAR
19
DOV
12
CLT
23
POC
25
MCH
17
SON
42
NHA
22
DAY
35
CHI
11
IND
26
POC
9
GLN
15
MCH
8
BRI
17
ATL
12
RCH
22
NHA
20
DOV
34
KAN
20
CAL
18
CLT
15
MAR
29
TAL
6
TEX
38
PHO
15
HOM
11
22nd 3916
2011 DAY
19
PHO
14
LVS
6
BRI
17
CAL
21
MAR
40
TEX
35
TAL
13
RCH
27
DAR
10
DOV
8
CLT
26
KAN
20
POC
10
MCH
26
SON
8
DAY
35
KEN
18
NHA
8
IND
24
POC
12
GLN
4
MCH
19
BRI
2
ATL
14
RCH
30
CHI
18
NHA
16
DOV
30
KAN
36
CLT
23
TAL
10
MAR
8
TEX
8
PHO
20
HOM
3
18th 937
2012 DAY
12
PHO
7
LVS
17
BRI
3
CAL
8
MAR
5
TEX
6
KAN
2*
RCH
25
TAL
28
DAR
5
CLT
12
DOV
7
POC
20
MCH
12
SON
22
KEN
8
DAY
17
NHA
11
IND
8
POC
3
GLN
10
MCH
10
BRI
11
ATL
4
RCH
21
CHI
9
NHA
17
DOV
6
TAL
13
CLT
10
KAN
2
MAR
23
TEX
13
PHO
43
HOM
6
11th 2299
2013 DAY
24
PHO
36
LVS
8
BRI
12
CAL
18
MAR
40
TEX
2
KAN
4
RCH
17
TAL
7
DAR
12
CLT
9
DOV
38
POC
23
MCH
3
SON
1*
KEN
7
DAY
41
NHA
16
IND
11
POC
15
GLN
3
MCH
16
BRI
35
ATL
3
RCH
7
CHI
18
NHA
10
DOV
15
KAN
19
CLT
22
TAL
8
MAR
16
TEX
14
PHO
8
HOM
4
16th 998
2014 Furniture Row Racing 78 Chevy DAY
43
PHO
22
LVS
14
BRI
36
CAL
23
MAR
21
TEX
18
DAR
27
RCH
10
TAL
17
KAN
21
CLT
25
DOV
6
POC
9
MCH
37
SON
15
KEN
19
DAY
15
NHA
12
IND
25
POC
32
GLN
13
MCH
36
BRI
20
ATL
23
RCH
25
CHI
14
NHA
12
DOV
7
KAN
4
CLT
14
TAL
27
MAR
38
TEX
19
PHO
12
HOM
17
24th 857
2015 DAY
8
ATL
6
LVS
2
PHO
7
CAL
8
MAR
6
TEX
9
BRI
29
RCH
10
TAL
5
KAN
9*
CLT
5*
DOV
6*
POC
1*
MCH
3
SON
42
DAY
38
KEN
17
NHA
12
IND
4
POC
19
GLN
25
MCH
3
BRI
28
DAR
9
RCH
32
CHI
13
NHA
8
DOV
11
CLT
3
KAN
15
TAL
7
MAR
6
TEX
8
PHO
14
HOM
12
4th 5032
2016 Toyota DAY
2
ATL
7
LVS
11
PHO
14
CAL
32
MAR
18
TEX
6*
BRI
14
RCH
9
TAL
13
KAN
14*
DOV
9
CLT
1*
POC
19
MCH
12
SON
5
DAY
29
KEN
10
NHA
16
IND
8
POC
38
GLN
7
BRI
23
MCH
20
DAR
1
RCH
3*
CHI
1
NHA
7*
DOV
1*
CLT
13
KAN
11
TAL
40
MAR
7
TEX
3
PHO
40
HOM
36
11th 2271
2017 DAY
13
ATL
8
LVS
1*
PHO
11
CAL
4
MAR
16
TEX
8
BRI
8
RCH
10
TAL
35
KAN
1*
CLT
3*
DOV
3
POC
6
MCH
6
SON
37*
DAY
34
KEN
1*
NHA
3*
IND
33
POC
3
GLN
1*
MCH
2
BRI
21
DAR
8
RCH
20*
CHI
1
NHA
5
DOV
4
CLT
1
TAL
23
KAN
MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2005 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 10 34
2006 19 16
2007 13 29
2008 25 20
2009 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 1 11
2010 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 14 6
2011 20 19
2012 26 12
2013 37 24
2014 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 2 43
2015 10 8
2016 Toyota 28 2
2017 35 13

Nationwide Series

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
2001 Truex Motorsports 56 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
38
KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM
DNQ
133rd 49
2002 Phoenix Racing 1 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA
29
NZH CLT 65th 370
Truex Motorsports 56 Chevy DOV
17
NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR HOM
23
58 RCH
DNQ
DOV
25
KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO
2003 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH
15
CAL KEN
21
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP
21
MCH 40th 1228
Chance 2 Motorsports 81 Chevy RCH
31
GTY NZH CLT DOV
18
NSH BRI
6
DAR RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN
Stanton Barrett Motorsports 91 Chevy DOV
13
Dale Earnhardt, Inc 8 Chevy CLT
17
MEM ATL PHO CAR
2
HOM
2
2004 Chance 2 Motorsports 81 Chevy DAY
28
1st 5173
8 CAR
2
LVS
14
DAR
4
BRI
1
TEX
10
NSH
23
TAL
1
CAL
13
GTY
1
RCH
7
NZH
1
CLT
14
DOV
2
NSH
2
KEN
6
MLW
9
DAY
3
CHI
14
NHA
11
PPR
5
IRP
4
MCH
3
BRI
7
CAL
6
RCH
3
DOV
1
KAN
30
CLT
6
MEM
1
ATL
9
PHO
3
DAR
4
HOM
9
2005 DAY
4
CAL
30
MXC
1
LVS
16
ATL
11
NSH
14
BRI
31
TEX
35
PHO
9
TAL
1
DAR
3
RCH
38
CLT
7
DOV
1
NSH
5
KEN
2
MLW
2
DAY
1
CHI
7
NHA
1
PPR
4
GTY
26
IRP
1
GLN
5
MCH
4
BRI
6
CAL
15
RCH
27
DOV
12
KAN
9
CLT
11
MEM
3
TEX
11
PHO
6
HOM
7
1st 4937
2006 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL
1
RCH DAR CLT
5
DOV NSH KEN MLW DOV
30
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 50th 835
JR Motorsports 88 Chevy DAY
8
CHI
16
NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN
6
MCH BRI CAL RCH
2007 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 11 Chevy DAY
6
CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL
41
RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH 84th 370
8 DOV
2
KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2008 DAY
11
CAL LVS ATL 100th 175
JR Motorsports 5 Chevy BRI
41
NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2009 Phoenix Racing 1 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH
6
DOV
16
KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 88th 265
2010 Diamond-Waltrip Racing 00 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN
5
CLT
2
GTY PHO
34
51st 771
99 CAL
25
TEX
5
HOM
12

Craftsman Truck Series

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts
2005 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW
15
KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 77th 106
2006 51 DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH
34
MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 85th 61

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

International Race of Champions

(key) (Bold - Pole position. * - Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Year Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Points
2005 Pontiac DAY
2
TEX
4
RCH
5
ATL
1*
2nd 68
2006 DAY
5
TEX
3
DAY
6
ATL
1
3rd 57

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Preceded by
Brian Vickers
NASCAR Busch Series Champion
2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Kevin Harvick
Achievements
Preceded by
Carl Edwards
Coca-Cola 600 Winner
2016
Succeeded by
Austin Dillon

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