Martin Truex Jr. involved in wreck on pit road at Pocono

May 29, 2016; Concord, NC, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) leads during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2016; Concord, NC, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) leads during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

May 29, 2016; Concord, NC, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) leads during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Martin Truex Jr.’s aspirations for a second straight Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 hit a speed bump on Monday afternoon when he was clipped by Matt DiBenedetto on pit road at Pocono.

The defending winner of the race and Coca-Cola 600 winner last weekend, Truex had high hopes despite qualifying 17th. When his No. 78 Toyota made contact with DiBenedetto coming out of his pit stall, Truex needed to revisit the pits to repair his car.

The No. 83 car was later involved in another wreck that brought out a caution while continued to work his way back to the lead lap. With the wreck coming on Lap 16, Truex has time to get back to the front, but heavy damage to the car will likely keep him from a second straight victory.

 

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