Playoff prospects looking comfortably familiar to Truex
Martin Truex Jr., a NASCAR Cup Series driver, is feeling confident and optimistic as he enters the postseason at Darlington Raceway. He believes that his team has consistently improved the car and provided him with what he needs to perform well. With three race wins and six stage wins, Truex starts the playoffs as the No. 2 seed. Winning the regular-season championship gave him 15 additional playoff points, bringing his total to 36. This is the second-highest number of playoff points Truex has ever entered the postseason with. Despite missing the playoffs last year, Truex did not gain a new perspective but instead used it as motivation for the upcoming season.