Following his Cup Series win at Phoenix on Sunday, Martin Truex, Jr. confirmed he will drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports Pinty‘s Dirt Truck Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 27.
Martin, are you going to be doing any dirt racing in advance of the Cup Series race at Bristol?
Truex: Probably. I’m not sure where yet, though, or how, but probably (smiling). Stay tuned.
Martin, it was said you were going to run the truck race at Bristol.
Truex: Damn, they spilled the beans (laughter)? Okay, yeah, we are. We’re going to run the truck race.
Obviously with Kyle Busch Motorsports?
Truex: Yes, I’ll run Kyle’s truck. He said I could drive it for free, so I did it (laughter).
When is the last time you raced on dirt? Are you looking forward to it? Are you nervous, scared?
Truex: I’m excited. I’m excited about it. I’ve only raced twice on dirt. Both of them were at Schrader’s, having a charity race out in Missouri, did that a few times in a modified. I grown up on four-wheelers and motorcycles. It’s going to be a learning curve for sure.
I look at it as Bristol has been our worst track for the past couple years. Why the heck not lay down dirt and see what we can do? I think it’s going to be fun. New challenge, something different.
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