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As Martin Truex Jr. Knows, One Win Does Not a Chase Make

Little did Damon Runyan know, when he reportedly said the following, that it was an insightful description of NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup: "The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet." Runyan (1884-1946) would be more likely to address boxing, baseball or gambling, and no Chase existed until 2004. What Martin Truex Jr. established, winning the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway, is that he is the swift. So far. For now. "There have been years, a few years, where I should have won multiple races," Truex said, "but I've never been in a position where I feel like we can go anywhere and win. Right now, I feel like any race track, any weekend, anywhere in the country, we can win....

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