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Stafford's Own Martin Truex Jr. Wins Fourth Race of Season in the "I LOVE NY 355" Nascar Event at Watkins Glen

Stafford's Martin Truex wins at Watkins Glen, NY Credits: Darren Rohitsingh
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Martin Truex celebrates victory at Watkins Glen Credits: Martin Truex Facebook Page
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Credits: Martin Truex Facebook Page
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Credits: Martin Truex Facebook Page
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Stafford Township’s Martin Truex Jr. was the winner in Sunday’s I LOVE NEW YORK 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

Truex needed to slow down during the closing laps to save fuel following the instructions of his crew chief Cole Pearn. Truex let Brad Keselowski and  Ryan Blaney past his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota during the race.

While that was happening, Martin was saving fuel, with crew chief Pearn calculating that both Keselowski and Blaney would have to stop for some gas to finish the race.

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The strategy by Truex’s team was successful as Keselowski gave up the lead for a trip for a pit stop on Lap 87 and Blaney following a lap later.

Martin held off a strong charge from Matt Kenseth on the final lap, but gained the victory .414 seconds against Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota Camry.  Kenseth is part of the Joe Gibbs Racing team.

 “Victory #4 was so sweet!!!!,” Martin wrote on his facebook page. “ Thanks to all the fans for your support. This win was so special to Sherry and I.”

Truex is having a great season.  This is his fourth victory and number 11 for his career.   Most significantly Martin is number one in the NASCAR playoff standings.  You can see the leaders at http://www.nascar.com/race_center/series/monster-energy-nascar-cup-series/standings/stn/playoff/

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