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Martin Truex, Jr.

No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT TALLADEGA: Martin Truex Jr. has earned a pair of top-five finishes and eight top-10s in 29 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway. One of his five top-five qualifying efforts at the track was a pole award in October 2016. The Mayetta, N.J. native won three consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Talladega from 2004 to 2006.
  • DOVER RECAP: Truex continued his strong start to the 2019 Playoffs with a second-place finish last Sunday in Dover. After starting third, he ended up second in the opening stage and won stage two of the 400-lap race. Despite having to start the final stage in sixth, he rallied back to claim a runner-up finish in the first race of the Round of 12.
  • PLAYOFF AVERAGES: Through four Playoff races, Truex leads the series in average finish and points per race. He currently holds a 2.75-average finish and has earned 50-points per race so far in the Playoffs.
  • 100 & 200: Truex’s runner-up finish last Sunday in Dover was his 100th career top-five finish and his 200th career top-10 result at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level.
  • BASS PRO SHOPS: Bass Pro Shops will be featured as primary sponsor of the No. 19 Camry this Sunday in Talladega. 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.
  • AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Truex will sign autographs for fans at the Bass Pro Shops location in Leeds, Ala. (5000 Bass Pro Blvd, Leeds, AL 35094) Saturday at 12 p.m. local time.
  • JGR AT TALLADEGA: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned four victories at Talladega Superspeedway. In 135 combined starts, the organization has tallied 33 top-five finishes and 52 top-10s.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR.

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

Talk about going to Talladega with your current situation in the Playoffs…

“We feel good about where we’re at. Obviously, we wish we could have won last week and not had to worry about Talladega, but everybody on our team has been doing a good job all year and especially in the Playoffs. We know this weekend is going to be a huge challenge for us because of how the manufacturers have been working together the last few plate races. Strength in numbers is huge and we don’t really have enough cars to do what those other guys do. We have a lot of smart people at JGR, so I’m confident we’ll come up with a game plan this week and make the best of it.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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