CORNELIUS, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. and the NAPA Know How team visit Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night for one of the most exciting races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing teamís string of recent success includes scoring the 12th-most points in the last five races including two top-10 finishes in the last three events. Truex said nearly every driver and all fans enjoy races on the half-mile track that celebrates its 100th Sprint Cup race this weekend.
Truex is busy off the track as well this week. Today, he launched the Martin Truex Jr. Authentics website for NASCAR fans and outdoor enthusiasts. The website includes hunting and fishing tips from Truex plus recommended products.
TRUEX ON RACING AT BRISTOL: “Bristol is one of those tracks that I think all of us like no matter where we grew up racing. The NAPA team had a good run there back in March and in 2004, I won my first Nationwide Series race there. Iíve always enjoyed racing there especially after they redid the concrete and the banking. Itís a lot of fun to race on because you can go two, three wide. You can also run the top groove now so itís a lot more fun to drive. I just enjoy having options. If your car isnít working right on the bottom, you can try going high and maybe pick up three or four-tenths a lap. Who wouldnít like to be able to do that? It also creates great racing for the fans.”
CREW CHIEF PAT TRYSON ON BRISTOL: “Bristol is a little harder on crew chiefs because we donít have as much time to think about things. My job is to watch and base decisions on what is right for the team and what most teams will do. Lately, Bristol has seen a lot of long, green-flag runs. It has changed a lot as far as how the race is run. Our NAPA team has been really running well starting in May. We should have more points, but there were some races where something happened that was out of our control. Our goal for this race is to win, obviously, or at least leave with another top-10.”
ON MTJAUTHENTICS.COM: “I'm really excited to create a place for people like me who enjoy NASCAR, hunting and fishing. It should be a good place to interact online. I'll be visiting the site a lot to upload my personal hunting and fishing pictures, give fans a few tips and feature products that work for me.”
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