Truex Prepares For The Folds Of Honor 500

Martin Truex, Jr.

No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT ATLANTA: Martin Truex Jr. has earned three top-five finishes, eight top-10s and one pole in 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He has finished eighth or better in six of the past seven races to the 1.54-mile quad-oval, including a fifth-place result last February. Truex also found success at Atlanta in the now-defunct IROC Series with wins in 2005 and 2006.
  • DAYTONA 500 RECAP: Truex finished 35th in the season-opening DAYTONA 500 after being collected in a multi-car accident late in the race.
  • 1.5-MILE MOMENTUM: In 22 races on 1.5-mile tracks over the past two seasons, Truex has earned eight victories, 18 top-five finishes and 21 top-10s. The Mayetta, N.J. native led 1,442 laps total across those races.
  • BASS PRO SHOPS: Bass Pro Shops will be featured as primary sponsor of the No. 19 Camry this Sunday in Atlanta. A longtime supporter of Truex, Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris. began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. Today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more.
  • JGR AT ATLANTA: Joe Gibbs Racing owns 11 MENCS victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 103 combined starts, the organization has tallied 33 top-five finishes and 46 top-10s with 2,597 laps led. Kyle Busch claimed the team’s most recent win at the track in September 2013.
  • MEDIA ROTATION: Truex will visit the Atlanta Motor Speedway media center Friday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. as part of the weekend’s media rotation.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR.

Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry

  • “This weekend is going to be exciting for the fans and everyone involved. We have an idea of what to expect with the new aero package, but no one has really gotten a chance to experience what it’s like with 40 cars on the track. Regardless what package we run, Atlanta is still going to be Atlanta. The asphalt is old and worn out, so it’s going to wear out the tires and you aren’t going to be able to hold it wide open the entire run. I felt good about the one test we had with this package over the offseason and Kyle (Busch) also tested at Vegas, so as a team, we feel like we’re in a good position going into this weekend.”


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