SPARTA, Ky. (WDRB) – Martin Truex, Jr. won all three stages and dominated Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
"I think this was probably the best car I've ever had in my entire career,” said Truex, who started second and led a race-high 152 laps in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. "I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before. It was pretty amazing.”
Truex was two laps away from capturing the checkered flag when Kurt Busch had an engine problem and brought out the caution flag. Truex had a lead of more than 15 seconds over Kyle Larson at the time, so he decided to keep rolling on his old tires until the finish.
Another caution came out in overtime, but Truex had made it to the commitment line, handing him the victory.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who plans to retire at the end of the season, finished 12th in his final appearance at Kentucky Speedway.