Newsmaker of the Week // Martin Truex, Jr

Martin Truex, Jr. did it! The born and bred ‘Jersey boy’, who learned how to race from watching his uncle, father and cousins compete for years at New Jersey’s Wall Stadium, won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead, capping off a winning season.

Truex faced adversity throughout the ten-month, 36-race grind. A key team member died. His car owner had a serious heart attack. And his longtime girlfriend is fighting a well-publicized battle against cancer.

Truex’s ascent to the top rung of his profession is an inspiring story. True to his roots, Truex cited Wall Stadium as a turning point on his learning curve.

A deserving champion – a maker of news – Martin Truex, Jr.