NAPA RACING PRESS BOX FEATURING MARTIN TRUEX JR.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Preview

Martin Truex Jr. Indianapolis Preview (from Michael Waltrip Racing

Filters Paint Scheme for #56

Filters Paint Scheme for #56

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr.'s NAPA ride is going platinum for this weekend's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He'll be behind the wheel of the No. 56 NAPA Platinum Filter Toyota to launch NAPA's new family of filters - Silver, Gold and Platinum. The quality filters hit the shelves Aug. 1. During the month, fans who pick one up at their local NAPA AUTO PARTS store can save money on oil change specials. Plus, they can register for a chance to win $10,000 in the NAPA Filters Do It Your Way Sweepstakes.

Quotes

MARTIN TRUEX JR. ON HIS NAPA PLATINUM FILTER TOYOTA: "I am looking forward to taking it for a spin in Indy. I saw it sitting on the shop floor and it looks sharp! I don't mind changing our paint scheme up from time to time to let fans know about new quality parts or promotions that help save money. I encourage everyone to stop in next month to get great savings on a new Silver, Gold or Platinum filter and take advantage of the various specials going on. What's also cool is they also have a chance to win up to $10,000 by registering in the NAPA Filters Do It Your Way Sweepstakes. That's a cool deal - win money and get a great filter. You can't lose!"

ON RACING AT INDY: "We participated in the Goodyear tire test back on May 3 and 4. Our job was to put tire rubber down using the old tire. The test didn't give us a huge advantage, but the extra track time gave us some ideas and showed us we had good speed. We'll just see what tire Goodyear brings and go from there. The NAPA team is bringing a brand new Toyota. It has a completely different work up from what we've raced over the last two months. Knowing I had a fast car last year and at the test has me pretty pumped up to go the Brickyard. I love racing there and I hope to keep the momentum going for a strong showing in the second half of our season."

Additional Notes of Interest
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Truex and car owner Michael Waltrip will have a media availability/partnership announcement on Friday in the IMS deadline room at 12:35 p.m.
  • AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: Truex will be participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series autograph session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday for Brickyard 400 Race Day ticket holders. Pass distribution starts at 9 a.m. in Pagoda Plaza. Get there early!
  • Sunday's race marks the 209th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start for Truex and seventh at Indy. In Cup competition, his average start is 21st and average finish is 23rd.
  • NAPA KNOW HOW TO WIN continues! Like NAPA on Facebook and enter this week's giveaway for your chance to win tickets to a Notre Dame/USC football game in the fall. Visit: www.facebook.com/NAPAKNOWHOW.
  • NAPA Racing will host Honorary Pit Crew Member Kevin Boutot. He manages a NAPA AUTO PARTS store in Naugatuck, Conn. He will be recognized in NAPA pre-race festivities and have his name decaled on the No. 56 NAPA Toyota.
  • Check out NAPA Reserve Online. Visit www.napaonline.com to make shopping for an auto part easier. Order online and pick up at your favorite NAPA AUTO PARTS store.
BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Friday, July 29 1:00PM: P1 SPEED
3:00PM: P2 SPEED
 
Saturday, July 30 10:00AM: HH ESPN2
2:00PM: Qualifying SPEED
 
Sunday, July 31 1:00PM: Race ESPN