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BUSCH: Truex Jr wins final Nazareth race

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BUSCH: Truex Jr wins final Nazareth race
May 24, 2004, 12:40 AM

Dale Earnhardt, Jr can pick them! His selection, along with Teresa Earnhardt, to place Martin Truex, Jr in the No. 8 Chance 2 Motorsports Chevy was indeed a stroke of genius, as the young man scored victory in the final Busch series race at the ...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr can pick them! His selection, along with Teresa Earnhardt, to place Martin Truex, Jr in the No. 8 Chance 2 Motorsports Chevy was indeed a stroke of genius, as the young man scored victory in the final Busch series race at the Nazareth Speedway oval.

"The Chance 2 Chevy was great," exclaimed Turex Jr. "The crew did a great job today and I was able to move around in traffic."

Truex Jr had a last-lap charge to take the lead on the backstretch on the famed one mile oval to take his fourth career victory over Bobby Hamilton, Jr, who was again denied his first win this season.

The New Jersey native regained the series points lead with 1803 points to rookie driver Kyle Busch's 1772. David Green sits third followed by Michael Waltrip and Jason Keller. Truex Jr also leads the series in most wins this season.

When asked about his final charge to overtake the leader Hamilton Jr in the Goulds Pumps ITT Industries 200, Truex Jr calmly stated, "There was no plan, I saw the opening and went for the win."

The ever calm Hamilton Jr, who had been the dominator in the last segment of the race, accepted the outcome: "He (Truex) got lucky in traffic. This is not a track you can pass at but he did. We can take our finish and move onto the next race."

Green finished third, his first top-five finish in the past six races. Keller and David Stremme rounded out the top five.

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