Martin Truex Jr. ­– No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry Preview – Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway

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  • TRUEX AT PHOENIX: Martin Truex Jr. has posted four top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 30 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Phoenix Raceway. The former Cup Series champion has finished in the top 10 in five of the past seven Phoenix races, including a 10th-place finish in the series’ most recent visit to the track in November.
  • LAS VEGAS RECAP: Last Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Truex finished sixth after running inside the top 10 for most of the 400-mile race. After starting fourth, Truex finished 10th and eighth in the opening two stages. Following stage two, the No. 19 team boosted their driver from eighth to fourth with a lightning-fast pit stop. Truex eventually raced his way to the front and led six laps before ultimately ending the day with a sixth-place finish.
  • LOOP DATA LEADER: Truex has been a standout so far this season according to Loop Data provided by NASCAR. The Mayetta, New Jersey native currently leads all fulltime drivers in green flag speed, fastest drivers early in a run, and fastest drivers late in a run. Additionally, Truex ranks third in fastest laps run and sits inside the top 10 in speed by segment, driver rating, laps in the top 15, average running position, laps led and quality passes.
  • LOW DOWNFORCE IN 2020: In 10 races on ovals last year using the 750-horsepower, low downforce aero package, Truex earned one win (Martinsville), five top-five finishes and six top-10s. He combined to lead 360 laps in those races.
  • 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 Phoenix Raceway. 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 PHOENIX: Joe Gibbs Racing owns six NASCAR Cup Series wins at Phoenix Raceway. In 127 combined starts, the organization has tallied 39 top-five finishes, 66 top-10s and 2,492 laps led at the one-mile tri-oval. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart have all driven JGR entries to victory lane in Phoenix.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway 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 where you and your team are at through the first four races…

“We feel like we’re in a pretty good spot so far. Aside from that early wreck in the (Daytona) 500, we’ve shown we can run in the top five, top 10 everywhere we’ve gone. We know that we need to be a little better to win races and to stay in that group that is contending, but James (Small, crew chief) and everyone are doing a great job and we know we’re capable of winning any week. Phoenix will be a good test being the first low downforce race of the year. We felt like we had some room to improve at those races from last season, so I’m excited to see how we stack up this weekend.”

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Phoenix Raceway

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
300412212312.115.9

Truex 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
401204314.511.5

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
55327117230199,89914.115.4

About Bass Pro Shops®

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. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

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