Martin Truex Jr. watched season after empty season as other drivers hoisted trophies and celebrated championships and wondered if he was running out of time to become a winner.
Bad cars, bad teams, bad luck.
Whatever the cause, Truex was a journeyman driver seemingly doomed to a mediocre career. Now, what quantifies as a downer in Truex's career rebirth is that he failed to actually sweep the first round of the Chase — but two of three is pretty dominant.
“We're not messing around, I guess,” Truex said. “We are here to get it done.”
Truex's late-season surge extended Sunday at Dover International Speedway for...