Truex Jr. overcomes slump in Las Vegas


September 17, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Martin Truex Jr. (19) and Erik Jones (20) compete during the Consumers Energy 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 11. MARY LEWANDOWSKI

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June.

Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship.

A win in the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs solidified their beliefs.

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