Martin Truex Jr. ­– No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry Preview – GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

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No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT TALLADEGA: Martin Truex Jr. owns a pair of top-five finishes and eight top-10s in 32 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway. He led six laps and won a stage before being collected in a multi-car accident in the track’s most recent race last October. Truex has enjoyed success at Talladega in the NASCAR Xfinity Series after winning three consecutive races at the track from 2004-2006.
  • RICHMOND RECAP: Truex claimed his fifth consecutive top-five finish at Richmond Raceway last Sunday. After starting from the pole, he led 107 laps and finished second in the first two stages. The No. 19 driver was penalized for speeding on pit road during a green-flag pit stop on Lap 294 and spent the remainder of the race rallying back to a fifth-place finish.
  • LOOP DATA LEADER: The No. 19 team has been a standout so far this season according to Loop Data provided by NASCAR. Truex currently leads all drivers in green flag speed, fastest early in a run and fastest late in a run. Additionally, he ranks second in driver rating, speed by segment and laps in the top 15 and sits in the top five in laps led, fastest laps run, percentage of laps run on lead lap, average running position and closers.
  • 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 Talladega Superspeedway. 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 TALLADEGA: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned five NASCAR Cup Series wins at Talladega Superspeedway, including Denny Hamlin’s victory last fall. In 147 combined starts at the track, the organization has tallied 38 top-five finishes, 57 top-10s and 1,364 laps led. Kyle Busch, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart join Hamlin on the list of drivers who have taken JGR to victory lane at Talladega.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway begins Sunday at 2 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 Talladega this weekend…

“Talladega is a place I would love to win at; there or Daytona, I’d really like to win a superspeedway race. I feel like we’ve had really fast cars and we either end up in the top five or wrecked. There hasn’t been much in between for me, but our guys have really stepped up our program on these tracks and that has shown by leading laps and running up front. Like always, it’s going to be about putting yourself in the right spot at the right time and it’s going to take some luck, but that’s what makes these races exciting and so unpredictable.”

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega Superspeedway

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
3202817317.821.5

Truex 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
924603608.79.0

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
558291202341910,21614.015.4

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