“We put everything into this, everything we have, especially our team, just every day away from our families,” Truex said. “I think they had this car up on the plate on Wednesday or Tuesday with the nose cut off trying to make it better.”
Truex also knows that the celebration Sunday could have been his last for the year. That’s what his girlfriend’s cancer battle has taught him.
“When you get out of the car after a big win, you start thinking about all that stuff, and that’s when it hits you,” Truex said. “It just hits you like a ton of bricks, and it hit me today in Victory Lane, and all of a sudden you can’t talk.
“You feel like an idiot, but there’s just so many things that you’re thinking about and so much emotion and so much you’re thankful for because this stuff is so hard, and you never know if you’ll get another chance to do it. You just never know. It’s definitely an unbelievable feeling.”
“You usually can tell hydration level from my suit,” Hamlin said. “Any time it has white streaks all over it, I’m spent pretty good. I feel pretty bad, no doubt about it.”
Kyle Larson was 10th, Matt Kenseth 11th, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 13th, Brad Keselowski 15th and Busch 29th.
PLAYOFF STANDINGS: The bottom four in the standings headed into Talladega are Kenseth, Keselowski, Blaney and Stenhouse. But, it could have been much worse for Stenhouse, who Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys was Wholesale Jerseys All all over the board Sunday until he solidly cracked the top-15 late in the race.