Friday, September 17, 2010

Ryan Truex wins K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire

No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota driver Ryan Truex won his second K&N Pro Series East race of the season Friday night at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and took a commanding lead in the standings. The 18-year-old must only start the season finale to clinch his second consecutive East Series title. Truex led a race high 49 laps but retook the lead on lap 122 of the 125-lap race then held on through two green-white checkered finishes to sweep both New Hampshire races in 2010. The 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title will be decided on Friday, Sept. 24 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in the Sunoco 150.

Ryan Truex— No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota

• Started fifth and finished first.
• Led a race-high 49 laps in sweeping both East races at New Hampshire in 2010.
• Retook the lead on lap 123 of the 125 lap race when Alan Tardiff and Corey LaJoie wrecked battling for the lead.
• Truex has won five of his 21 career East series starts.
• Truex ran out of gas in turn 1 before heading to victory lane.
• Truex expanded his points lead from 66 to 118 points.
• He only must start the season finale at Dover on Sept. 24 to clinch a second consecutive title.
• SPEED-TV will replay this race Thurs. Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.

TRUEX QUOTE: "It was a good day from the time we rolled off pit lane to the end of the race. I can’t take all the credit when the race car is that good. There near the end, I saw the guys in front of me racing pretty hard, they started roughing each other up so I backed off a bit. I think we were better than them but it was a matter of passing them. I thought we had the best car today. They just both spun out and I went to the bottom. This isn't just a big track for me and my family, it's a big track for all drivers from the Northeast and they really look at this as kind of the Daytona 500 of short track racing up here. To be able to win two of them is pretty special. My guys at Michael Waltrip Racing deserve all the credit."

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