Congratulations to #MartinTruexJr on his #MonsterEnergyNASCARCup Series win this past weekend at Chicagoland. #penskeshocks#racing#racecar#cars#speed#speedway#fast#motorsports#sports “That was awesome, man. I'm so excited," Truex told NBCSN after winning. "This is the playoffs. This is what it's all about." "We just kept our hands down and kept digging and fighting and just did what we always do," Truex told NBCSN.
Truex, who led 77 laps, rolled through the finish line nearly 10 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Chase Elliott. The standings leader heading into the playoffs set a winning tone in the first playoff race.
Congratulations to #JohnnySauter on winning the #CampingWorldTruck series race at Chicagoland this past weekend. #penskeshocks#racing#racecar#cars#speed#speedway#fast#motorsports#sports
Sauter won for the first time at Chicagoland Speedway, the second time this season and the 15th time in 214 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts. “This truck was unbelievable,” said Sauter, who stayed on the track during a caution late in the first stage and had to battle back through the field. “We had a great truck yesterday (in practice). I was worried with the Cup guys and the XFINITY guys here the track might change a little bit. “We elected to try to win that first stage there, and we lost a lot of track position, had to fight to get it back. And then I had a horrible restart and lost a lot of track position again. This is what we needed. This is the momentum, the shot in the arm… This thing was on rails the last run.”