Truex Jr. has his short-track breakthrough in first win at Richmond

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Martin Truex Jr. Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 13: Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 13, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —  Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cuper Series race at Richmond Raceway.

Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth victory in nine races this season and won for the first time in his career on tracks shorter than one mile.

Logano held on for second followed by Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and local favorite Denny Hamlin.
 

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