NAPA RACING PRESS BOX FEATURING MARTIN TRUEX JR.


Daytona International Speedway

CORNELIUS, N.C. – No. 56 NAPA Batteries Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. enters Saturday night's 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway in eighth place in the championship points standings. He owns a 53-point lead compared to the 11th-place driver in the battle for the 10 points berths in the Chase. Truex's impressive 2012 season already includes: one pole, 318 laps led, four top-five and nine top-10 finishes.

The No. 56 will sport a special black and white paint scheme to promote NAPA's "Get Back and Give Back" program that raises money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), an independent not-for-profit serving United States military personnel wounded or injured in service and their families.

Throughout the busy travel month of July, NAPA customers will receive up to a $25 mail-in rebate for every battery, alternator, and starter they purchase, which they can donate all or a portion of their rebate to the IFHF. Additionally, NAPA will donate $1 to the IFHF for each redeemed rebate and $2 for each battery installed at a participating NAPA AutoCare Center or repair center. Truex and his sponsor hope to raise $500,000 for this important cause.

Quotes

Martin Truex Jr. on NAPA Batteries Get Back and Give Back Promotion: "When it comes to all the paint schemes I have ever had, this one is my favorite! We're running the NAPA Batteries Toyota, and with the scheme comes some really cool things that we are doing this weekend. I am very happy to have on board with me this weekend the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. I hope through NAPA's Get Back and Give Back promotion, we can raise a lot of money to help wounded soldiers and their families. I am even going to have four soldiers who benefit from the Fund with me this weekend. They are going to be Honorary Pit Crew Members and have their names on my NAPA Batteries Toyota. It sure would be cool to bring those boys with me to victory lane on Saturday night and spray some champagne on them. NAPA does some wonderful public service projects and this one is pretty special. It is so important for us to give back to the folks who serve our country whenever we can. I am really proud and feel privileged to join NAPA on this project."

Truex on Daytona: "This race should be a lot of fun. It is going to be hot as usual, but I am looking forward to it. My entire NAPA KNOW HOW team has been doing a great job. I look forward to getting down there and having some more fun!"

Additional Notes of Interest
  • SUPPORTING A BLACK OUT: NAPA stores across the country are hosting a "Black Out" through July 7. Employees have traded their usual blue and yellow uniforms for black NAPA t-shirts with the IFHF's logo along with the phrase, "We Believe In Heroes." The NAPA Racing team will wear the t-shirts on Friday during NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Daytona.
  • SEE TRUEX: Truex will stop by the MWR souvenir rig on Saturday to sign autographs from 3:45 - 4:05 p.m. Stop by the rig in advance for details.
  • NAPA HONORS: Truex will host four members of the military. The heroes were nominated by members of their community to serve as the NAPA driver's honorary pit crew. As part of the recognition, the soldiers' names are on the No. 56 NAPA Batteries Toyota.
  • CHECK THIS OUT: Visit NAPA Reserve Online at www.napaonline.com.com/ to make shopping for an auto part easier. Order online and pick up at your favorite NAPA AUTO PARTS store.
BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 5 4:00 PM: P1 SPEED
6:30 PM: HH SPEED
5:00 PM: Qual SPEED
 
Friday, July 6 4:00 PM: Qual SPEED
 
Saturday, July 7 7:30 PM: Race TNT