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Inspection Complete: Martin Truex Jr. Officially Wins Cup Race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 11: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway has been completed.

Martin Truex Jr.’s race-winning No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Truex the official winner of the race. Truex is now the only two-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series so far this season, and he now has 29 wins in his NCS career.

Kyle Larson’s No. 5 car, Chase Briscoe’s No. 14 car and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s No. 47 car all had one unsecured lug nut, which will result in a monetary fine for their crew chiefs.

No other issues were discovered in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings are now considered official.

Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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