CONCORD, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. went about business as usual in today’s first race of the second playoff Round of 12. Truex, driver of the No. 78 Toyota Camry, notched his second post-season win by conquering the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Concord, North Carolina to win the Bank of America 500. With his recent success at Charlotte Motor Speedway (he dominated the track in the May 2016 Coca-Cola 600 and finished third in this year’s Coke 600) he couldn’t have asked for a better venue to kick off this playoff round. Today's victory was win number six this season for Truex and automatically advances him to the next three-race elimination series--the Round of 8.
Truex and his team remain consistently at the top of their game and show no signs of slowing down. He entered the Round of 12 playoffs as the points leader, an 18-point margin over second place Kyle Busch.
Prior to today's race, Truex had set career season highs for wins (5), top fives (13) and laps led (1886). Besides points leader, he also leads in stage wins (19), playoff bonus points (59) and top 10s (20).
The second race in the Round of 12 is at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct.15.
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