Martin Truex Jr. roars to Phoenix victory

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Martin Truex Jr passed Joey Logano on a late restart and went on to win Sunday’s Cup race at Phoenix Racewauy.

Truex’s first career Cup win at Phoenix snapped a 29-race winless streak for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. His last win at June 2020 at Martinsville.

He is the fifth different winner in the first five races of the season. He is the second Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win this. Teammate Christopher Bell won last month’s race on the Daytona road course.

Joey Logano, who won this race last March, finished second. Denny Hamlin placed third. Brad Keselowski was fourth. Chase Elliott, who won last November at Phoenix to win his first series title, finished fifth. Kevin Harvick was sixth.

Kyle Larson, who won last weekend’s race at Las Vegas, finished seventh despite having to start at the rear because of inspection issues before the race and a speeding penalty during it.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Ryan Blaney

STAGE 2 WINNER: Joey Logano

NEXT: The series races at 3 p.m. on March 21 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Fox.

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