CORNELIUS, N.C. – For the first time in 10 years, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at a new venue, the Kentucky Speedway. No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. is no stranger to the 1.5-mile track where he won a pole and posted two top-six finishes in three NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
NAPA AUTO PARTS kicks off its July Good To Go promotion with a special paint scheme on the No. 56. Fans can save money through mail-in rebates on NAPA Power 65 ($5 off), Legend 75 ($10 off), Legend Premium 84 ($15 off) and Optima ($20 off) batteries. Good To Go also includes mail-in rebates on select starters and alternators. For complete details, visit: napaonline.com https://www.napaonline.com/ .
MARTIN TRUEX JR. ON INAUGURAL SPRINT CUP RACE AT KENTUCKY: “Kentucky is a great track and it’s certainly deserving of a Cup race. I’ve raced there in the Nationwide Series and won the pole and had a shot at winning every time I’ve raced there. A lot of the teams used to test there so it’s not totally new to us. I love the place. The fans are really supporting the event. It’s completely sold out so it’s going to be fun. Plus, NAPA is running another special paint scheme to help fans save money throughout the month of July with mail-in rebates on select batteries like the NAPA Legend 75. Fans can get $10 off. Select alternators and starters are also part of the deal. Plus, my boss, Michael is running in front of his hometown crowd and saluting his brother Darrell for making it into the Hall of Fame. It’s really going to be special.”
TRUEX ON THE TRACK: “I expect the track to widen out and it’s got its own identity. It’s a big, wide track, but the thing that separates Kentucky from the rest of the tracks are the bumps. The weather and the soft ground it sits on creates a bunch of bumps. It’s got a lot of characteristics which makes it difficult especially in the daytime when the sun is out. It is really slick. We’ll be practicing in the day and racing at night so it should make for a really interesting weekend.”
ADDITIONAL NOTES OF INTEREST
. Saturday’s race marks the 207th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start for Truex. The NAPA driver raced three times at Kentucky in the Nationwide Series. His is best start is first (2004) and best finish is second (2005). His average start is eighth and average finish is 10th. He’s led 33 laps in competition.
. NAPA Racing will host Honorary Pit Crew Member Keith Tennill. He is the owner of Probilt Automotive, a NAPA AutoCare Center since 1998, Louisville. He will be recognized in NAPA pre-race festivities and have his name decaled on the No. 56 NAPA Toyota.
. Truex will sign autographs Saturday 4:15 to 4:35 p.m. at the Schick Get Fresh Society Mobile Display