No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry News and Notes
- TRUEX AT DAYTONA: Martin Truex Jr. owns a pair of top-five finishes and four top-10s in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition at Daytona International Speedway. The Mayetta, N.J. native was running in the top 15 before being collected in a multi-car pileup late in the 2019 DAYTONA 500. Last July, Truex finished second at Daytona to Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones.
- CHICAGO RECAP: After starting 18th last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Truex worked his way into the top 10 early. He placed sixth in the first and second stages before ultimately ending the day with a ninth-place finish.
- BASS PRO SHOPS: Bass Pro Shops will be featured as primary sponsor of the No. 19 Camry this Saturday in Daytona. 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.
- RED, WHITE AND BLUE: Truex’s No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Camry will feature a patriotic red, white and blue design for this weekend’s race to honor the United States military and Bass Pro Shops’ relationship with the United Service Organizations (USO). He recently raced the red, white and blue Bass Pro Shops Camry to victory lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.
- AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Truex will sign autographs for fans at the Bass Pro Shops location in Daytona Beach, Fla. (1880 W Checkered Flag Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114) Friday at 12 p.m. local time.
- JGR AT DAYTONA: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned seven victories at Daytona International Speedway, including the past two trips to the 2.5-mile superspeedway. JGR kicked off the 2019 season with an incredible 1-2-3 finish in the DAYTONA 500 as Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones swept the podium positions. Overall, the organization has tallied 32 top-five finishes and 44 top-10s at the World Center of Racing.
- TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Daytona International Speedway begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR.
Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry
Based on what you learned racing this new aero package at Talladega, what are you expecting at Daytona?
“I think Daytona is such a different racetrack than Talladega. The way you draft; it’s typically two and three-wide at Daytona. That really changes things. I expect it’s going to be typical Daytona: hot and slick. The cars were pretty on edge at Talladega. I expect handling to come into play and be a bigger issue than it has been in the past because of the speeds and the amount of downforce we had.”
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