Martin Truex Jr. runs with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 18, 2018. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. saw nothing but clean air and green flags down the stretch in his first victory of the new NASCAR Cup season.
Truex didn't get much of a look at Kevin Harvick, whose bid for four straight wins was ruined by an early crash at Fontana.
So even while Truex's Furniture Row Racing Toyota team celebrated, it was a wee bit disappointed not to get a duel with the early-season king.