NASCAR America: Martin Truex Jr. sees playoff improvement, Denny Hamlin makes amends


If you think Martin Truex Jr. has it all going on, entering the NASCAR Cup playoffs as the No. 1 seed with a dominating points lead, you’d be wrong.

Truex told NBCSN’S NASCAR America that he feels there’s still room for improvement for him and the No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota Camry team.

If that’s the case, the already hard task for the other 15 playoff entrants just got even harder if Truex believes he can only get better in the 10-race playoffs.

At the same time, according to Truex, this year’s playoffs not only could be the hardest in its 14-year history He also says the NASCAR championship is the most difficult title to win in all professional sports.

Check out what Truex had to say in the above video.

And then there’s Denny Hamlin, who got loose and into Truex’s car last Saturday at Richmond, sending him into the wall and taking away what potentially could have been a fifth win of the season for the No. 78.

Here’s what Hamlin had to say about quickly mending his friendship with Truex after Saturday’s unfortunate incident for both of them.