Although Truex has already advanced to the next round of the Chase with a win at Chicagoland Speedway, capitalizing on his dominating performance at Loudon would have kept fellow Chaser Kevin Harvick out of Victory Lane.
"It was unfortunate to have a car that good all day long and then come home seventh," he added. "But all in all, it was a fun day."
After putting up a heck of a fight in the closing laps with Kenseth, Truex is looking forward to next Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway — the final race before the Chase field is narrowed down to 12 drivers.
"We led a lot of laps and the team did a great job all weekend," said Truex. "We’ll go on to Dover and see if we can’t finish the deal off there."