Tuesday, Dec 06

Martin Truex Jr. ­– No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway

No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry TRD News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT DAYTONA: Martin Truex Jr. owns three top-five finishes and five top-10s in NASCAR Cup Series competition at Daytona International Speedway. His most recent top-five performance at the track came in August 2020 when he led 14 laps and finished fourth. He led 11 laps before ultimately finishing 13th in this year’s Daytona 500.
  • STAGE WINNER MTJ: Truex and the No. 19 team lead the series with seven stage wins this season. No other driver has won more than five stages. Earlier this year, Truex won the first and second stages in the Daytona 500.
  • NEXT GEN AT DAYTONA-TALLAEGA: In addition to winning both stages and finishing 13th in the Daytona 500, Truex also started second, placed inside the top five in both stages and finished fifth when the Cup Series visited Daytona’s sister track, Talladega Superspeedway, in April.
  • WATKINS GLEN RECAP: Truex finished 23rd in last weekend’s race at Watkins Glen International. Crew chief James Small made an aggressive strategy call to take fuel only under the team’s final green-flag pit stop. The call had Truex positioned solidly inside the top 15 before a pair of late-race cautions and restarts saw the Mayetta, New Jersey native shuffled outside the 20 when the checkered flag waved.
  • 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 this weekend at Daytona International 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 DAYTONA: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned eight NASCAR Cup Series victories at Daytona International Speedway. In 159 combined starts at the 2.5-mile track, the organization has amassed 36 top-five finishes, 49 top-10s, four pole awards, and 2,038 laps led. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Dale Jarrett, Erik Jones, and Tony Stewart have all driven JGR entries to victory lane at the World Center of Racing.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway begins Saturday, August 27, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

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

What is it going to take to win this weekend at Daytona?

“Daytona is interesting. It hasn’t been one of my better tracks, but I really enjoy going there. In the Daytona 500 this year, we had a really strong car and led laps, won the first two stages and were feeling good about things. Then, we had an issue on pit road and had to go to the back and we were swept up in a crash. To me, the strategy at Daytona is to just try to stay up front as much as possible or as close to the front as you can and hope that when the big crash happens, it’s behind you. That’s really the strategy; the only strategy is to try to stay up front. For us, as much of a wild card race as this is, I think we’ll have a good shot at winning and it’d be a great time to get our first superspeedway win with everything on the line. It’d be quite a story.”

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