No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry News and Notes
- TRUEX AT MICHIGAN: Martin Truex Jr. has earned six top-five finishes and nine top-10s in 26 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Michigan International Speedway. Last season, Truex finished 18th and 14th in two races at Michigan. During his 2017 championship season, he claimed finishes of sixth and second and won three of four stages between the two races.
- LAST WEEK AT POCONO: After starting 20th last Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Truex made steady progress during the first stage on his way to a ninth-place stage finish. Late in the second stage, he reported an engine issue that ultimately ended his day after only 91 laps and left him with a 35th-place finish.
- AUTO-OWNERS: Auto-Owners Insurance will be featured as the primary sponsor of Truex’s No. 19 Camry this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The Lansing, Michigan-based company offers multiple lines of insurance, including life, home, auto and business to customers in 26 states. In addition to supporting Truex on the track, the company has also become a key partner supporting the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation through multiple initiatives such as “Ride With Martin”, a fundraising program started by Auto-Owners that allows company associates to have their names placed on the hood of Truex’s race car in exchange for a donation to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation.
- JGR AT MICHIGAN: In 130 combined starts, Joe Gibbs Racing has claimed eight wins, 34 top-five finishes and 58 top-10s. The team has also won seven pole awards, including Denny Hamlin’s pole in last August’s trip to the two-mile track.
- TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway begins Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry
What do you expect this weekend in Michigan?
“This weekend’s race could be pretty wild. The races on these bigger tracks have been pretty exciting lately with how Kansas and Charlotte went. Hopefully we see the groove widen out a little bit and give us a few options because Michigan is always a fun place to race when you’re able to move around and run two- and three-wide.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!