Five to Watch at Texas: Martin Truex Jr. Is the Pick

By Jared Turner

  • Martin Truex Jr. finished just eighth at Texas in April and has never won in the Lone Star State.
  • His ticket to the Championship 4 already punched by virtue of his victory at Martinsville, Kyle Busch has nothing to hold him back at Texas.
  • Brad Keselowski should be in the mix at Texas, where the Team Penske driver has never won but has seven top 10s in his last 10 starts.
  • Jimmie Johnson captured the spring race at Texas and is no stranger to Victory Lane at the 1.5-mile track, where he’s a seven-time winner.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first career premier series win came at Texas back in 2000. He hasn’t won here since.

Driver To Beat: Martin Truex Jr.

Team To Beat: Furniture Row Racing

Sleeper: Dale Earnhardt Jr.