Martin Truex Jr., who drives the No.19 Toyota Camry TRD for Joe Gibbs Racing as a full-time Cup Series contender doesn’t appear to be backing out as he returns to his most favored track, the Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend as a part of the NASCAR Salutes.
He has asserted his dominance on this track and will no wonder be a threat to every racer out there as he has an astounding record of two NCS victories, seven top 5 finishes, and thirteen top 10s at this track since his Cup Series debut in 2001. He has the sheer skill and immense knowledge on this particular track like no other.
He proves his skill with his 2016 Coca-Cola 600 victory where he led 392 laps of 400 and clocked six consecutive top 10s, he will be paying his respects to the U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Vrooman with a red, white and blue scheme with Bass Pro Shops being his primary sponsor this week.
“I’m optimistic about this weekend, the racing has been pretty good,” says Martin Truex Jr., eagerly awaiting this week’s Coca-Cola 600
Martin Truex Jr. is a racer who can demolish anyone on this very track and when asked about his thoughts he answered by saying that he feels he’ll have a promising race this weekend given his mile and a half races this season and he feels lucky to have been driving the Toyota, which he thinks are pretty quick and impressive this year and is anticipating an impressive finish this season.
“I’m optimistic about this weekend. The racing has been pretty good on the mile-and-a-half tracks this year and I feel like we have had good speed with our team and all the Toyotas in general. It would mean a lot to run good though,” said Martin Truex Jr.
He further added saying that the Coca-Cola 600 is a remarkable race in this sport’s history and he feels deeply honored by the esteemed U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Vrooman and appreciates the Army’s efforts which pave way for these races to happen and is eagerly looking the forward to winning this track for his third time.
“The 600 is such a special race and a special weekend to be able to honor our military and thank them for all that they do for us to even be able to go out and race. We’ve been fortunate to win this race a couple times, but it would be great to be able to do it again,” added Martin Truex Jr.
How has the current season panned out so far for Martin Truex Jr.?
Martin Truex Jr. has begun racing for JGR in 2019 and this season has been quite similarly impressive with owning six top 10s and four top 15s with no victory yet he is looking forward to that this weekend and a 14th place finish at the highly debatable 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Despite being the oldest racer for the team (41 years), just months older than Denny Hamlin, he surely has brought a lot to the table for JGR and he is equally as capable as Kyle Busch of winning the championship this season and the youngest NCS driver Christopher Bell can surely learn a lot from this mammoth of a racer hailing from the state of New Jersey.
Martin Truex Jr. currently stands 6th on the points table with 400 points guaranteeing a spot in the playoffs, will he possibly end up winning the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship?