Martin Truex Jr. ­ No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry Preview Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway

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No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT DARLINGTON: Martin Truex Jr. is a former Darlington winner after visiting victory lane in the 2016 Southern 500. In 17 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the Track Too Tough to Tame, Truex has two top-five finishes, eight top-10s and 444 laps led.
  • DARLINGTON IN 2020: In three Darlington races last season, Truex was best amongst all Cup Series drivers in laps led (212) and stage points earned (45). He finished sixth and 10th in NASCAR’s Return to Racing at Darlington last May. In the opening race of the Playoffs last September, the No. 19 driver led a race-high 196 laps and won both stages before an accident battling for the lead late in the race left him with a 22nd-place finish.
  • KANSAS RECAP: Truex finished sixth on Sunday at Kansas Speedway. After starting 15th, Truex and the No. 19 team battled the handling of their Camry throughout the race before capitalizing on several late-race restarts to earn their seventh top-10 finish in 11 races so far this season.
  • LOOP DATA LEADER: Truex has been a standout so far this season according to Loop Data provided by NASCAR. He currently leads the series in green flag speed and fastest drivers late in a run. Additionally, Truex ranks in the top three in virtually every key category including average running position, driver rating, fastest drivers early in a run, laps in the top 15, laps run on the lead lap, speed by segment, fastest laps run, and laps led.
  • AUTO-OWNERS: Auto-Owners Insurance will be featured as the primary sponsor of Truex’s No. 19 Camry for Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway. The Lansing, Michigan-based company offers multiple lines of insurance, including life, home, auto and business to customers in 26 states. 2021 marks Auto-Owners’ third year with Joe Gibbs Racing as they will once again be featured for eight races on the No. 19 Camry. To learn more about Auto-Owners, visit www.auto-owners.com.
  • JGR AT DARLINGTON: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned eight NASCAR Cup Series victories at Darlington Raceway. In 100 combined starts at the historic track, the organization has tallied 29 top-five finishes, 61 top-10s and 1,865 laps led. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth, and Bobby Labonte have all driven JGR entries to victory lane at Darlington.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry

Talk about going to Darlington with the low-downforce package this season…

“The low-downforce package will definitely change things up quite a bit and put us on edge a little more. I would expect that to help passing compared to what it was with the 550-package the last couple years. But Darlington is always going to be slick and tire management is going to be the biggest thing over the long run. Being a day race and hot outside should make it even slicker, so that will make it a handful and that’s what makes Darlington fun.”

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Darlington Raceway

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
17128044415.611.8

Truex 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1124703608.710.7

Truex NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
560291202351910,21614.015.4

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