NASCAR: Who Had The Best And Worst Week Ever (Kansas)

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Bad Week – Martin Truex Jr.

It’s hard to say that a driver is having a bad week when they are fast all weekend long and then finish inside of the top-10. However, this is exactly how it all went down when it comes to Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 78 team.

Truex Jr. was the car to beat early in the race. Before the rains came Truex Jr. was in the process of putting the majority of the field down a lap. When the caution came right before the rain there were only 15 cars on the lead lap and three of those cars (including Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon) were less than a second away from being lapped.

Although Truex Jr. was a rocket early, pit strategy doomed him late and the result was him not contending for the win despite having the car to beat for the majority of the night.