# 51: Martin Truex JrKyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Auto-Owners Insurance, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Bristol

While the NASCAR Cup Series is heading back into the dirt for the first time in over 50 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made its debut on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track after seven racing seasons at Eldora Speedway

Although many drivers of Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt had experience with the ARCA Menards Series, Eldora races or is a thoroughbred dirt racer, Martin Truex Jr wasn’t one of them but it was Truex who was in Bristol at number 51 for Kyle Busch Motorsports

The first Bristol Dirt Race was the first time Truex had been in a truck since 2006

Not just the Mayetta, NJThe American native is having a tough day, but he also watched Busch’s dominant performance last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with one of his own

Truex took the lead from Sheldon Creed in a one-lap shootout to finish the first stage and claim the stage win After that, he never looked back, swept the stages and drove 105 laps on the way to his first truck- Victory

“It’s really unbelievable,” Truex told Fox Sports 1 after his win. “I think they had to smear Bristol to get me back on the winning streak here. It’s been a long time. That was a great time, I always am still very surprised I wanted to drive this race to gain more experience for the cup car ”

Ben Rhodes finished second with a 2-1 win for Toyota The winner of the first two races of the season ran in the top 5 for most of the afternoon, even finishing a little on No. 51, but it was not enough , too late when the No. 99 ThorSport Racing Truck finished as a bridesmaid

Raphael Lessard achieved his first Top 5 result of 2021 in third place, with Todd Gilliland and rookie Chase Briscoe from the NASCAR Cup Series rounding the top 5

Grant Enfinger, Zane Smith, Parker Kligerman, Austin Hill and Austin Wayne Self made up the rest of the top 10

Truex and Briscoe led six Cup regulars who were in the running

Kyle Larson was one of the pre-race favorites behind the wheel of the # 44 niece Motorsport entry That all collapsed when Larson was involved in a serious crash on lap 99

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns on May 17 April back at Richmond Raceway. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. on FS1

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