Martin Truex Jr. vs. Kyle Busch
|Martin Truex Jr.||2017 NASCAR Cup Series Champion|
The recently concluded 2017 NASCAR Cup Series held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida last Sunday revealed a new champion. He is no other than the 37-year-old Martin Lee Truex Jr.
Truex is a native of Mayetta in New Jersey and he is a professional stock car racer from the United States.
The American professional car driver sealed the victory last Sunday against Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski in the championship round. Martin successfully won the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series and he did not hide is happiness when he cried during an interview after the race.
He defeated his rivals in an intense winner-take-all final lapse.
From the three mentioned opposing drivers, the American pro racing driver battled against Busch before Truex claimed the title for this season. Despite the resistance of Kyle, the new champion however did not give him a chance to steal the victory.
“It’s just an unbelievable dream come true,” said Truex during an interview as quoted by Yahoo! Sports. “To think of all the rough days, the bad days … I never thought this day would come.”
“I was a wreck, thinking about all the tough days, the bad days,” the new NASCAR champion added. “Times when I thought my career was over with. Times when I didn’t think anyone believed in me. The people who mattered did. My fans. My family. And I got with this team, they’re unbelievable. They resurrected my career. I don’t know what to say,” he continued.
Martin won his first ever NASCAR title and beating Kyle who are both driving Toyota racing cars.When riding a Toyota car, Truex had won at least two titles already within 3 years.
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