Martin Truex Jr. was nothing short of dominant Saturday night at the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
Truex won all three stages of the race, which is the second time this season he’s swept a race. He also swept the stages at Las Vegas, and he’s the only driver to accomplish that feat this season.
Kurt Busch had engine problems down the stretch that caused a caution flag, and every driver behind Truex pitted for new tires while Truex didn’t. It didn’t come back to haunt him as he pulled away from the field on the overtime restart.
“I thought we were dead,” Truex said. “I thought we were done. It’s completely unbelievable. I’m so excited to win here. I felt like we had a shot last year and it got away from us on fuel mileage. I wanted to win here so, so bad after that.”
Kyle Larson finished second, followed by Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
Truex joins Jimmie Johnson as the only two drivers with three victories this season.
The next race in the series is Sunday, July 16 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Overton’s 301 at 3 p.m. ET.