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Stock Car Scoop: Is Martin Truex Jr. the New Championship Favorite?

Martin Truex Jr.‘s dominant performance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Monday (July 17) carried him to victory in the Crayon 301, winning the rain-delayed race as he led 254 of the 301 laps for his first career victory at the track.

Adam Cheek and Vito Pugliese break down whether Truex has equaled or surpassed his competitors as a championship favorite, if Chase Elliott can somehow make the playoffs and more.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he covered sports there and later spent a year and a half as a sports host on 910 the Fan in Richmond, VA. He's freelanced for Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and also hosts the "Adam Cheek's Sports Week" podcast. Adam has followed racing since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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I guess the favourite to win the title is the winner of the latest example of Brian’s and his toadies’ product.

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