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Seeing buck-of-a-lifetime makes engine rev for NASCAR's Truex

Updated: August 18, 2010, 5:23 PM ET
By Tammy Sapp | ESPNOutdoors.com

Editor's note: To accompany Deer Camp '09, we've asked athletes, prominent figures and outdoorsmen to relate their first deer kill.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr's stats indicate 2009 wasn't a great year, but toward the end things started to look up.

For one thing, Truex, 29, got his first top 5 finish of the season in November at the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 in Phoenix. Also in November, Truex killed his biggest buck ever while bowhunting in west ...

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