Truex Moves into 1st Place Following Penalty to Kyle Larson's Team
July 13, 2017
Furniture Row Racing Notes
…Martin Truex Jr. moved into first place in the overall driver point standings after NASCAR assessed a 35-point penalty late Wednesday to Kyle Larson’s No. 42 team for a rear brake cooling assembly that didn’t meet standards during last Saturday’s race in Kentucky. Truex, who trailed Larson by one point after winning in Kentucky, now leads Larson by 34 points.
…The ESPY for Best Driver went to Lewis Hamilton of Formula 1. Truex along with Jimmie Johnson, Simon Pagenaud (IndyCar) and Ron Capps (NHRA Funny Car) were the other nominees. The 25th annual ESPYS awards ceremony was Wednesday night in Los Angeles.