Truex brothers join NASCAR families as race weekend winners
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Oh, brother! Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Truex were winners at Dover Motor Speedway and became only the fifth set of brothers in NASCAR history to win on the same race weekend.
Ryan Truex started the family fun when he won NASCAR's second-tier Xfinity Series race on Saturday. He won for the first time in 188 career NASCAR starts across all three national series.
Big brother Martin won the rain-delayed Cup Series race at Dover on Monday.
“Pretty cool to do that and get added to that list of brothers that have swept the weekend,” Truex said.
They joined Kurt and Kyle Busch; Kenny, Rusty and Mike Wallace; Ward and Jeff Burton; and Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip, according to NASCAR.
The Busch brothers did it in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Rusty Wallace won Cup races at Dover and Bristol in 1994, while Mike Wallace won the second-tier race at Dover and Kenny Wallace did it at Bristol. The Waltrips did it in Darlington in 1992. Ward Burton won a Cup race in 2001 and Jeff Burton won the second-tier race at Darlington.
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