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Martin Truex, Jr. & Ryan Preece

No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT ISM RACEWAY: Martin Truex Jr. has earned three top-five finishes and nine top-10s in 26 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at ISM Raceway. In the spring race last year, Truex won the pole and finished fifth at the Avondale, Ariz. tri-oval.
  • WEST COAST SUCCESS: Dating back to the start of the 2017 season, Truex has earned three wins, eight top-five finishes and nine top-10s in 12 races at NASCAR’s west-coast tracks (Auto Club Speedway, ISM Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Sonoma Raceway). In those races, Truex has only finished outside the top 15 once. He also tallied a pair of pole awards and eight top-five starting positions in those events.
  • LAS VEGAS RECAP: After starting 23rd, Truex raced his way to an eighth-place finish last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Despite initially sliding outside the top 30, the Mayetta, N.J. native rallied to earn stage points in both the first and second stages to jump from 12th to eighth in the MENCS standings through three races.
  • BASS PRO SHOPS: Bass Pro Shops will be featured as primary sponsor of the No. 19 Camry this Sunday in Phoenix. 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 ISM RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has earned four victories at ISM Raceway, including Kyle Busch’s win at the track in November 2018. The organization has tallied 32 top-five finishes and 56 top-10s in 111 combined starts at ISM Raceway. JGR drivers have combined to win five pole awards at the one-mile tri-oval.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at ISM Raceway begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR.

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

  • “We are looking forward to getting to Phoenix this weekend. Regardless of what aero package we run there, you’re always looking for the same things from the car. You’ve got to turn in the center and be able to have really good drive off. We’ve had some good runs there the past few years – obviously winning the pole last year and being up front leading laps. It will be fun to get to our first sort of short track of the year and see where we’re at there after a couple of 1.5-mile tracks.”

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