CORNELIUS, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS team are coming off a strong showing in Sunday's Daytona 500. Truex led eight times for 17 laps before an accident during the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish ruined his bid for the victory. The NAPA team enters Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway with the confidence based on Truex's success on the mile oval. The Mayetta, N.J. native owns a pole, one top-five, four top-10 and eight top-20 finishes in ten NASCAR Sprint Cup starts.
Truex will get plenty of airtime on Sunday between his on track performance and the NAPA commercials featuring he and owner Michael Waltrip lip synching the newest rendition of the "NAPA KNOW HOW" song. Watch the commercial.
Martin Truex Jr. on going to PIR: "We left Daytona 18th in the championship standings. We're not in as big of a hole as some people. In my opinion, the race season starts this weekend in Phoenix. We put a lot of preparation into our short-track program over the winter and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota we are taking to PIR. This weekend will be a good gauge to see where we actually stack up. I'm really looking forward to getting there and I hope to have a great run."
On debut of the newest NAPA KNOW HOW commercial: "I think just about every race fan has seen the new NAPA commercial that Michael (Waltrip) and I did together. It got a lot of play during Daytona Speedweeks. Both the media and the fans came up to me and commented on how much they liked the new commercial. I'm definitely getting better at lip synching and if it helps sell parts, then that's all that really matters."
|Friday, February 25||2:30PM: P1||SPEED|
|Saturday, February 26||3:30PM: Qualifying||SPEED|
|Sunday, February 27||3:00PM: Race||FOX|