Martin Truex Jr. ­– No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry Preview – Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT HOMESTEAD: Martin Truex Jr. is a former winner at Homestead-Miami Speedway after going to victory lane at the track in 2017 to secure the NASCAR Cup Series championship. In 16 total starts, the Mayetta, New Jersey native has tallied six top-five finishes, 10 top-10s and 312 laps led. In addition to his win 2017, Truex finished second in 2018 and 2019 before finishing 12th in the series’ most recent visit to the track last June.
  • HOMESTEAD STAGES: Since 2017, Truex has earned stage points in seven of eight stages at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His 49 stage points earned during that time rank third amongst all drivers.
  • DAYTONA ROAD COURSE RECAP: Last Sunday at the Daytona Road Course, Truex started 19th and quickly worked his way into the top 10. After earning points in both stages, Truex continued to run inside the top three before a late caution set up a restart with cars on varying strategies in front of the No. 19 Camry. On one of the late restarts, Truex spun in turn one and fell outside the top 30 with less than 10 laps remaining. He managed to rally back for a 12th-place finish.
  • 1.5-MILE STATS: In 165 NASCAR Cup Series starts on 1.5-mile tracks, Truex has claimed 12 wins, 44 top-five finishes, 83 top-10s and 4,097 laps led. Last season, the No. 19 driver scored five top-five finishes, eight top-10s and 322 laps led in 11 starts on 1.5-mile tracks.
  • BASS PRO SHOPS: A longtime supporter of Truex and NASCAR, Bass Pro Shops will be featured as the primary sponsor of the No. 19 Camry for Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 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 HOMESTEAD: Joe Gibbs Racing has eight NASCAR Cup Series wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including the past two races with Kyle Busch (2019) and Denny Hamlin (2020). In 67 combined starts at the 1.5-mile oval, the organization has racked up 19 top-five finishes, 36 top-10s and 1,667 laps led. NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart join Busch and Hamlin on the list of drivers who have driven JGR entries to victory lane at Homestead.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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

Talk about going to Homestead for the first 1.5-mile race of the season…

“Homestead is a great track. It feels a little odd to be going there this early in the year, but it will still put on a great race. We definitely feel confident with the gains we made on the 1.5-mile tracks last season and the work everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing has put in this offseason. Homestead has typically been a good place for our team, so I’m excited to get down there and see what we can do this weekend.”

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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Truex 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

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Truex NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

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