One by one they passed him as the laps dwindled at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. stuck to the plan. In the end, he was the one laughing in victory lane.
Truex held off a charging Matt Kenseth on the final lap and won the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday at The Glen, stretching his fuel to the triumphant end. It was the second road course victory of his career.
"I've wanted to win here for a long time. This is a big one for our team," Truex said. "I never ran 100 percent because I didn't have to. I ran hard enough (on the last lap) to just try to manage that gap."
Truex gained the lead when Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski in the No. 2...