Martin Truex Jr. ponders breaking out lucky charm for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Martin Truex Jr. insists he doesn’t believe in lucky charms or superstitions.

But the rabbit’s foot he stuck in his pocket before the 2017 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway has him reconsidering his views.

Truex won at Homestead to clinch his first championship. Former NHRA racer Darrell Gwynn gave Truex the lucky charm before the race.

Truex brought it with him to Daytona International Speedway, but hasn’t decided whether to break it out for the season-opening Daytona 500.

“I’ve thought it about it a little bit,” Truex said Wednesday at Daytona 500 media day. “I don’t know if I need to keep it for the big ones, maybe just keep it in case we get to Homestead again. I don’t want to use it up. I mean, it’s been sitting there for 20-something years gathering luck and it worked at Homestead, so I don’t want to push my luck.”

What if someone wants to borrow it?

“No,” he quipped.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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