Martin Truex Jr. finishes sixth, wins 2 stages at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Denver-based Furniture Row Racing battled hard in Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr. placed sixth and teammate Erik Jones finished 13th. Truex won the first two stages of the race.

“Without a shadow of a doubt our No. 78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota was the best car out there,” Truex said. “But inside lane restarts at the end just killed us.

“Unlike the outside lane, we just couldn’t get going each time we restarted in the inside lane. It stinks when you have to race that way.”

Truex (635) fell to second place in the points race, five behind Kyle Larson. Jones is in 16th with 346.

The next race is June 25 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, the first of two road races on the schedule.