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Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates calling his shot in the Super Bowl

Martin Truex Jr. is on a championship roll.

Two months after winning the 2017 NASCAR Cup championship, the Furniture Row Racing driver celebrated Sunday night after his Philadelphia Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Truex already had been slated to attend his first Super Bowl as the reigning NASCAR champion, and the Minneapolis junket became an opportunity to cheer on his favorite team.

Raised about 60 miles from Philadelphia in Mayetta, N.J., Truex, 37, grew up as a long-suffering Eagles fan (which he discussed on a recent episode of the NASCAR on NBC podcast).

During an NBC Sports interview in May, he predicted Philadelphia would beat New England in the Super Bowl — four months before the NFL season began.

Attending his first Super Bowl as the reigning Cup champion, Truex stuck with the prediction during a pregame feature with Rutledge Wood, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Blaney.

While taking a social media victory lap, Truex couldn’t resist rubbing it in with New England natives Joey Logano and Steve Letarte (who also attended the game).