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Making the Olympics has been Colorado native Stephen Garbett’s dream since 2010, when he was hospitalized.
Truex will advance to the next playoff round as a result of winning in Charlotte two weeks ago.
"Even though I feel like I’ve never been that guy here before it looks like today I was," Truex said after his day ended in a wreck.
“Obviously this is one race where qualifying doesn’t mean a whole lot,” said Truex.
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Martin Truex Jr. started the second round of the NASCAR playoffs the same way he did in the first round – with a victory.
Truex will line up on the inside of Row 9 for Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Two of the three races in the second playoff round will be at 1.5-mile tracks where Truex has been at his strongest.
Truex enters the next round of the NASCAR Playoffs first in points with 3059, an 18-point lead over second-place Kyle Busch.