LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Truex remembers when the workers on his older brother's car would stuff him in a box used to hold dirty rags and tape up the hole on top.
Terrifying stuff at the time but an amusing memory now that he's racing himself. At least his tormentors left some holes in the box to help him breathe.
The 20-year-old Truex competed in the Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday and finished 10th. On Sunday, Martin Truex Jr. starts from the fourth position in the Sprint Cup race. And now the 32-year-old driver in eighth place in the Sprint Cup standings is very proud of the sibling who suffered at his staff's hands.
The brothers, plus their father, all have won races at the New Hampshire oval.