Truex Jr. Tops Speed Chart in Final Two Practices
September 19, 2015
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest speeds in both practice sessions Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway, site ofSunday's Chase opener.
In the first session Truex drove his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet to a top speed of 183.312 miles per hour at the 1.5-mile oval. He was faster in the second session with a speed of 184.849 miles per hour.
"If we do our job and nothing crazy happens to us, we should be ok," said Truex after the final practice. "It's all about execution. The guys back at the Denver shop built me a fast race car and we're ready to kick off the Chase."
Truex will start Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race fourth, which was basedon Friday's practice speeds due to qualifying being rained out.
Sunday's race will be televised on NBC Sports Network, 1 p.m. MT (2 p.m.local time).