LOOKING AHEAD: Truex is quick to point out "When you go to Talladega, it's a whole new can of worms compared to Daytona because the track is so much wider. There's a lot more options as far as cars moving around at Talladega. Daytona is a two-wide; sometimes three-wide track where as Talladega is three-wide all the time and sometimes even four or five wide. It is also well known that Talladega is a place where the odds increase of getting collected in an accident. But with that said we're going to Talladega with an upbeat attitude after posting our first top-10 of the season at Richmond."

LOOKING BACK: Truex was all smiles after finishing 10th at Richmond for his best finish of the season. "I thought we had a shot at a top-five, but the short runs were just killing us," said Truex. "We just couldn't take off for the first 15 to 20 laps of a run. We had a really good car on those last couple of long runs, but we had short runs at the end. Still, it was a good day for us. We finally finished one."

ETC.: Truex hopes his top-10 run at Richmond means "we are finally shaking our bad luck. We've had good cars all year. We've had top-10 cars at a lot of the races, not all of them. The team's done a good job and we have had some weird things happen. You have to take something good out of each week, no matter how bad it went, and we just keep doing that and building on it. The guys are doing a good job. We do need to get a little bit better. We're chipping away at it."