Martin Truex Jr’s Confident Headed into Richmond

NASCAR heads to Richmond for Saturday night racing and the Federated Auto Parts 400, the last race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season for the Chase for Cup begins and the road to the Chase gets tougher for Ryan Newman.

FOX’s Marghiee Teshineh has “FOX in the Fast Lane”:

Martin Truex Jr. heads to Richmond’s short track this weekend confident about his chances to win the Cup this year:

(Truex Jr.) “I really feel like we’ve a legitimate shot at this championship, so it’s been a good season, but it definitely could be a great season, and until Homestead is done and gone we won’t know. So just looking forward to that opportunity to work with this team and try to go after our first championship.”

And after a win at Michigan and a top-five finish at Darlington, Kyle Larson thinks his team is looking good heading into Richmond and the post season:

(Larson) “We’ll still take a third, you know build on our momentum leading up to the Chase.”

Larson failed a post-race inspection after Darlington and was docked 15 points.

NASCAR also penalized Ryan Newman 15 points for also failing a Darlington post-race inspection. The loss means Newman is in a “must win” situation as he falls 22 points behind the last spot in the Chase.

I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News.

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