Martin Truex Jr becomes first driver to win two races in 2021 NASCAR season

Martin Truex Jr during the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 10, 2021 (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr became the first driver to win two races in the 2021 NASCAR Sprint Cup series season. After seven different winners in the first seven events, the 2017 Cup Series champion took the lead late in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, at the 0.526-mile (0.847-kilometer) Martinsville Speedway, to celebrate his 29th career win.

Race results; top 10 finishers:

  1. Martin Truex Jr
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. William Byron
  5. Kyle Larson
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Christopher Bell
  8. Tyler Reddick
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Kyle Busch

Drivers’ championship after 8 races; top 16:

  1. Denny Hamlin – 379 points
  2. Martin Truex Jr – 303 points (2 wins)
  3. Joey Logano – 302 points (1 win)
  4. Kyle Larson – 280 points (1 win)
  5. Ryan Blaney – 272 points (1 win)
  6. William Byron – 270 points (1 win)
  7. Chase Elliott – 260 points
  8. Kevin Harvick – 253 points
  9. Brad Keselowski – 244 points
  10. Christopher Bell – 217 points (1 win)
  11. Kyle Busch – 212 points
  12. Austin Dillon – 209 points
  13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr – 202 points
  14. Chris Buescher – 192 points
  15. Kurt Busch – 190 points
  16. Michael McDowell – 189 points (1 win)

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