Truex Points To Daytona Once Again

Martin Truex, Jr.

No. 19 SiriusXM Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX CLASH HISTORY: In eight starts in NASCAR’s annual season-kickoff Clash in Daytona, Martin Truex Jr. has claimed a pair of top-10 finishes, highlighted by a second-place run back in 2015. Last season, Truex was collected in a multi-car accident late in the race and ended the day with a 15th-place result.
  • DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING: Truex has earned two front-row qualifying results for the DAYTONA 500. In 2009, he claimed the top spot for The Great American Race and he also sat on the outside pole for the race in 2014. Last season, Truex posted the seventh-fastest time in DAYTONA 500 qualifying. As is tradition, Sunday’s qualifying session will lock in the front row starters for the DAYTONA 500 and positions 3-40 will be determined by a pair of 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday, Feb. 14.
  • OFFSEASON CHANGES: Following the departure of former crew chief Cole Pearn, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that James Small has been promoted from the team’s lead engineer to the crew chief role. Small, a 36-year-old Australian, has worked with Truex in some capacity for the past three seasons dating back to their time at Furniture Row Racing. Last season, Small headed up the No. 19 team’s engineering efforts on the way to seven victories, 15 top-five finishes and 24 top-10s. Additionally, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Jeff Curtis joined the No. 19 team filling the lead engineer role.
  • SIRIUS XM: SiriusXM will be featured as the primary sponsor of Truex’s No. 19 Camry for this Sunday’s Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing recently announced that SiriusXM will serve as primary sponsor for the No. 19 Camry in five races this season. SiriusXM is the world’s largest audio entertainment company, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products. SiriusXM’s exclusive NASCAR channel, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, airs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and delivers in-depth racing coverage and inside access to NASCAR news, including live broadcasts of every NASCAR Cup Series race.
  • JGR CLASH STATS: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned eight victories in the Busch Clash, including four in the past eight races (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Kyle Busch (once), Denny Hamlin (three times), Matt Kenseth (once) and Tony Stewart (three times) have all won the race while driving for JGR.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of DAYTONA 500 qualifying begins Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on FOX. Following qualifying, the Busch Clash will be broadcast at 3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the No. 19 SiriusXM Toyota Camry

  • “Everyone is excited to get back to the track and get going with the new season. This weekend will be a great opportunity for us to get rolling with the Clash to get a race under our belts and start working out that communication between me and James (Small, crew chief). I’m looking forward to getting back in the car and see what we can do. The Clash is always a tossup and will be a pretty wild race like always, but it’s a good way to start the season with a shorter race to kick off Speedweeks.”

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