Martin Truex Wins Coca-Cola NASCAR
Martin Truex Jr. has won the 2019 NASCAR Coca-Cola at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26th. This is the third time that the 38-year-old racer has secured the title of the annual Coca-Cola NASCAR race.
Obviously, the race was not easy to win, but Truex played it incredibly well in his chase to the title. Martin Truex secured a huge victory for Joe Gibbs just four days after Joe Gibbs was elected to be part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a 2020 class member for his excellent achievements on the track.
Truex made a four-wide pass to take the lead for the final time to take his 2nd NASCAR Coca-Cola 600. In the last five races of the NASCAR Cup Series, this was the 3rd victory for Truex, adding up to a total of 22 for his career. In stage 1, the Joe Gibbs Racing team faced a severe issue as they lost a tire and hit the wall; however, Truex and Cole Pearn, the crew chief, planned a strategy to overcome the early setback before the final stage of the race.
Bradley Aaron Keselowski of Team Penske successfully completed and won the first two stages in NASCAR with his No. 2 Ford, but couldn’t maintain the same pace and ended up finishing 19th in the end.
Joey Logano remained on 2nd with No. 22 while Kyle Busch on 3rd position with second-most laps (79) with No. 18. Meanwhile, other top ten winners include Chase Elliott, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chris Buescher, Alex Bowman, Jimmie Johnson, William Byron, and Kevin Harvick.
2019 NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Highlights
- The event took place during Memorial Day on Sunday, May 26
- Caution flags: 16 for 80 laps
- Lead changes: 30 among 11 drivers
- Top 3 Lap leaders: Martin Truex Jr. (116), Kyle Busch (79), Brad Keselowski (76), Chase Elliott (43)
Coca-Cola 600 2019 winners: Top 10
1. (14) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 400.
2. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 400.
3. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400.
4. (12) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 400.
5. (9) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford, 400.
6. (22) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet,nascar, 400.
7. (13) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 400.
8. (15) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400.
9. (1) William Byron, Chevrolet, 400.
10. (5) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 400.
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