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Martin Truex Jr. takes Sonoma in 1st Sprint Cup win since 2007

June 23, 2013 at 7:05 PM

SONOMA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. snared his first Sprint Cup series win since 2007 Sunday, cruising to an 8.3-second victory at Sonoma Raceway.

Truex finished well ahead of Jeff Gordon to claim the Toyota/Save Mart 350 -- his first triumph in 218 races and first since June 2007 at Dover International Speedway.

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The Dover race was also his only other victory on the premier NASCAR circuit. In between, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver has compiled six runner-up accolades.

Claiming third was Carl Edwards. Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer rounded out the Top 5.

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