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Martin Truex Jr. finishes 8th at Atlanta

Mar 5, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. spent 72 percent of the afternoon in the top 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished eighth in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
Truex had adversity of his own. He had transmission difficulties that required him to be pushed from his pit box after each stop late in the race. Luckily, they did not affect him on restarts. He lined up eighth when the final green flag waved and maintained that position until the checkers waved. This is Truex’s 20th top-15 in his last 21 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.