Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Martin Truex Jr.

Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Martin Truex Jr.

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - The Bojangles' Southern 500 is this Sunday, and WMBF News will be bringing you complete in-depth coverage in the hours leading up to the race during Race Day Live, our exclusive pre-race special.

Learn more about the drivers racing in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 who are in the Race for the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series.

According to information on ESPN.com, Martin Truex Jr., was the XFINITY Series champion in 2004 and 2005.

Truex Jr., is currently ranked 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, according to the website.

His win at Charlotte this season locked up his position in the Chase. Truex Jr., sits eighth in points, despite just three top five finishes in 2016. He has won three poles this year.

His best finish at Darlington was in 2012 when he finished fifth.

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