Furniture Row Racing

Truex, Harvick know how to get to front at tracks like Texas

Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick certainly know their way to the front at 1 1/2-mile tracks like the one at Texas Motor Speedway.

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Truex has won five of the last eight races on 1 1/2-mile tracks since the middle of last season.

When Harvick was asked Friday if his team was at the point it can challenge Truex on such tracks, the Stewart-Haas driver responded: "That seems like a self-answering question."

That's because Harvick has won the other three in his Ford, including Texas last fall. He won at Atlanta and Las Vegas in the only two races on 1 1/2-mile tracks so far this year as part of his three-race winning...