Martin Truex Jr.’s “messed up” pit stop strategy took its toll on his likely win at Richmond Raceway » FirstSportz

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. who drives the No.19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing Competing full-time in the Cup Series had to give up his potential win during Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400.

Martin Truex Jr. has had quite an impressive career this season with three top 10 finishes Petrol 400, Honor folds Quiktrip 500and the Echopark Automotive Texas Grand Prix and two top 15 in Daytona 50th0 and Auto Club 400 with only one disqualification in Ruoff mortgage 500.

Martin Truex Jr.’s pre-planned strategy went awry, eventually causing him to fall back to 4th of a possible victory. He competed with William Byron‘s one-stop strategy, but ended up fumbling with the strategies and finishing 4thth in the Toyota Owners 400.

“It’s frustrating,” says Martin Truex Jr. after the strategy went awry

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr at Richmond Raceway

Martin Truex Jr. had planned to follow race director William Byron’s strategy of having only one pit stop in the final stage. Martin Truex Jr. said it was frustrating to mess up strategies but that it was part of the day and was impressed with the crew chief. Jacob Kleinand his car owner Camry TRD was super fast in clean air.

“I mean it’s frustrating. But that’s part of it. That’s part of the whole day, of course, and we did well for a while. James (Small, Crew Chief) did a great job with strategy all day, getting us ahead and putting us in the lead. Our car owner Camry TRD was super fast in front, super fast in clean air.” said Martin Truex Jr.

He added that they were trying to play with Byron’s strategy and Byron was trying to do the same, after all it was his to screw up and place 3approx. He added that he is very pleased with the team’s work and that they are heading in the right direction for Phoenix Raceway.

“In the end I think we just tried to play, tried to play to beat (Byron). In the end he tried to implement our strategy, which we both messed up. I think we had the best car. Anyway, overall I’m really proud of our boys and really a step in the right direction from Phoenix.” added Martin Truex Jr.

Will Martin Truex Jr. continue with this new mindset and end up making 2022 his best season yet?

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