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Martin Truex Jr.'s blue-collar journey will surely lead to NASCAR Cup title in 2017

Martin Truex Jr.'s blue-collar journey will surely lead to NASCAR Cup title in 2017

Martin Truex Jr. is not a lonesome loser.

He’s crawled his way up the ranks and paid the requisite dues. Truex’s long trajectory dates to racing go-karts at the New Egypt Speedway in central New Jersey and a pit stop in Mooresville, N.C., where he once rented a home from Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he carved a niche in NASCAR.

Truex now has a smoother ride in his No. 78 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing and can buy plenty of fancy homes with an estimated worth of $30 million.

Just don’t be surprised if that number goes up a few notches by the end of November, shortly after he becomes King of NASCAR in 2017 and wins his first Cup season...

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