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Truex has been hit or miss for most of his career.
Things just have not come together for Martin Truex Jr.
Since his rookie year, he's made the Chase just twice (2007, 2012). Only one of those seasons saw him to Victory Lane, when he won at Dover in June 2007.
When he joined Michael Waltrip Racing in 2010, many figured it would be a matter of time before he pulled into the Victory Lane for the second time.
We're still waiting.
Throughout the 2012 season, we thought we would finally see Truex's winless streak broken. But unfortunately, he couldn't seal the deal.
Load it up and try again for the 2013 season.
Yet, so far, it seems like the 2013 season is going to be a long one for Truex. After nine races a year ago, Truex sat seventh in points with three top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes. This year after nine races, he sits 15th with two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes.
His run at Texas this year showed us a glimpse of what he is capable of, After barely glimpsing the front in the races prior to the NRA 500, Truex paced the field for 142 laps before being bested by Kyle Busch at the checkered flag.
Truex is a talented driver, but he has to up his ante this year. He's got the same equipment as teammate Clint Bowyer, who finished second in points a year ago. There is no excuse as to why he's slumping along this year.