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Martin Truex Jr.’s Win in Sonoma Changes Perception of His Career

After trying for 218 races, Martin Truex Jr. finally scored his second career Sprint Cup Series win in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350. The win could ultimately end up being huge for the rest of his career.Truex had a lot of success in his Nationwide Series career. In his only two full-time seasons, 2004 and 2005, he was a 12-time race winner and series champion in both seasons.This led to some lofty expectations upon his call up to the Sprint Cup Series prior to the 2006 season.He had a very respectable rookie season, notching five top-10 finishes and ending the season in 19th place in the championship standings. Then at Dover in 2007, his second full-time season, he scored his first career win in dominant fashion. He led in 216 of the 400 l...

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