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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ryan Truex
C.J. Radune advises that Parker Kligerman, starting last, has a chance to offer fantasy players a decent amount of finish differential points if he has a good race.
C.J. Radune warns fantasy managers not to ignore five-time Texas winner Johnny Sauter this week, as he has led laps in eight of the last nine races at the track.
With his 35th position this week, Grant Enfinger, who has never finished lower than 11th, should offer a lot of upside for fantasy players to consider this week.
Track position is key to staying competitive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Austin Hill is the defending champ of this race.
Johnny Sauter is motivated to win this weekend to put himself back into championship contention.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Has been signed to make four starts in the JR Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet. Truex will share that ride with multiple drivers in the upcoming season. He will race at Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Kansas,
In mid-January Kaulig Racing made the surprising announcement that Blake Koch was out of the No. 11 Chevrolet and Truex was in for the 2018 season. Truex is the younger brother of Cup Series champion, Martin Truex Jr., and he spent much of last season racing in the Camping World Truck Series. He had easily his most successful season of NASCAR racing in 2017, collecting 13 Top-10 finishes and finishing ninth in the standings for Hattori Motorsports. Now he'll take over this up-and-coming team's Chevrolet. Koch piloted this team to five Top-10 finishes in each of the last two seasons and seventh- and 11th-place standings finishes respectively. Kaulig now looks to Truex to elevate this single-car team to the next level in 2018.
In a bit of a surprise it was announced in January that Truex's ride in the truck series was turning from part to full-time. Hattori Motorsports will field the No. 81 Toyota for the full 23-race schedule. Truex claimed four Top 10's last season in 15 starts for this same race team. Sponsorship and crew chief are not certain at this point, but it looks like the team is committed to run the full schedule. Truex is talented and he can take this growing race team to new heights. However, we expect they'll be a few bumps in the road along the way. The larger and intermediate ovals were where this team really shined last season.
Truex signed in February 2016 to race for the No. 81 team of Hattori Racing Enterprises.
Truex is a free agent driver in 2013.
More Fantasy News
Partial Truck Schedule
Truex joins Niece Motorsports in 2020 for six races in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, with Marquis Spas serving as his primary partner. His first start with the team will come in March at Texas Motor Speedway, Niece Motorsports PR reports.
Runner-up Finish at Phoenix
Truex finished second in the iK9 Service Dog 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Saturday afternoon.
Daytona 500 Ride with TBR
Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, Daytona 500, at Daytona International Speedway, Tommy Baldwin Racing PR reports.
Fast Xfinity Practice at Texas
Truex was fastest in opening practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 187.162 mph.
Leads Loudon Happy Hour
Truex was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Lakes Region 200 Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 128.898 mph.