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Few were more surprised at Martin Truex Jr.’s stunning late race performance at Sonoma on Sunday…than himself. Oakley’s NASCAR ripper topped fellow O driver Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon for victory, halting an extensive Sprint Cup Series drought stretching back to 2007. “You can’t explain the feeling,” Martin said following his second career triumph. “When it’s been that long and you worked so hard and you’ve been so close … you think at times, man, is this ever going to happen again? It’s pretty surreal. Unbelievable.”
Dramatic Turn: Tony Stewart’s Triumph at Dover Surprises NASCAR Fans, Juan Pablo Montoya Claims Second
“Smoke” hasn’t exactly had a magical start to the season. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion – and his team – sputtered out of the gates this year with a mere two top ten finishes, a season-best seventh place result and no win since Daytona last July. This past weekend, however, Dover shattered that storyline. Powering past fellow Oakley driver Juan Pablo Montoya with three laps to go, Tony Stewart blazed his way to a glorious victory and effectively snapped his 30-race winless streak.
“Smoke” may be known for his bold attitude and swagger. But there’s much, much more to Oakley’s NASCAR speed demon, Tony Stewart, than his edgy public persona. The three-time NASCAR Champion, a couple days after grabbing an emotional Nationwide victory over the weekend at Daytona over Sam Hornish Jr., ducked the cameras and the watchful eye of the industry to visit a handful of fans injured at the race after a horrific crash that penetrated the track’s safety barriers. O’s long-time driver/owner spent a few hours with the victims – some of who were listed as critical upon their arrival at the hospital – to provide comfort and some signed gear.