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NASCAR Sonoma 2013: What Martin Truex Jr. Must Do to Achieve Star Status

Martin Truex Jr. has never really been searching for validation of his 2010 move to Michael Waltrip Racing. The quickly declining future—calling it a dumpster fire isn't far off—of former team Dale Earnhardt Inc. made any move for Truex seem akin to striking gold.But Truex never wrote off the move to MWR as a stepping stone to something bigger or a stopgap for a poor situation. He called MWR a team where his intentions were to compete for wins and championships—a place where Truex could become a NASCAR star.More than three seasons later and finally in possession of his first points-paying win for the team, Truex still hasn't reached that reality.That 2010 move came at a point in Truex's career where his brand wasn't white...

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