Ryan Truex / Grime Boss Toyota STP 300 News and Notes

Ryan Truex / No. 18 Grime Boss Toyota Preview

STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway

No. 18 Grime Boss Toyota News and Notes:

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FIRST CONSECUTIVE RACES FOR RYAN TRUEX IN 2012: This Sunday’s STP 300 marks the first time Truex will step behind the wheel consecutive weeks in 2012. The 20-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing driver has two prior starts at the mile and half speedway. He boasts a strong average starting position of 6.5, and has never qualified outside the top 10. He best start of fourth came in the fall of last year behind the wheel of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. He has an average finishing position of 16.5 after suffering issues in both 2011 events.

BACK IN THE 18: Truex steps back behind the wheel of the No. 18 Grime Boss Camry this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Last time out at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Truex claimed his third top-10 finish of 2012 at the Magic Mile. So far in 2012, the No. 18 Camry has four wins, three pole awards, 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes with four different drivers behind the wheel (Joey Logano, Denny Hamiln, Mark Martin and Michael McDowell) in addition to Truex.

SO FAR IN 2012 WITH JGR: Truex will make his fifth start of 2012 with Joe Gibbs Racing this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. He has earned one pole, one top-five and three top-10 finishes. This year he has an average starting position of 11.25 and finishing position of 8.25 with the organization.

#BOSSIT:This weekend Truex will sport the Grime Boss colors on the hood of his No. 18 Camry. Grime Boss wipes are the latest innovation from Nice-Pak Products, Inc., the largest global producer of pre-moistened wipes. Manufactured in the USA, Grime Boss is a unique extra-large wipe with Dual Scrubbing Action, including one tough side and one soft side. The proprietary Pro-KleanTM Formula contains vitamin E and aloe to moisturize hands, without harsh chemicals. Grime Boss wipes are the perfect solution to clean even the toughest messes from the kitchen to the garage. To learn more about Grime Boss, visitwww.GrimeBoss.com or www.GrimeBossRacing.com. For more information on Nice-Pak Products, visit www.nicepakwipes.com.

SOCIAL SAVVY: Fans can follow Truex on a variety social media channels: Twitter @Ryan_Truex and Facebook at facebook.com/RyanTruex. Truex also frequently posts photos on Instagram at @Ryan_Truex. Fans can also find his sponsor Grime Boss on Twitter @GrimeBoss and Facebook: facebook.com/GrimeBoss.

COME OUT AND MEET TRUEX: Truex will participate in the NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. The hour-long session will begin at 3 p.m. and take place in the Champion’s Park on the speedway’s midway.

JOE GIBBS RACING AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nationwide Series program has 24 starts with 13 drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. JGR Nationwide entries have claimed three wins, two pole awards, six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes while leading 524 laps of competition. JGR’s victories came in 2008, 2009 and 2010 with Kyle Busch behind the wheel.

Truex’s Career Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series Season Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

11

0

2

7

1

44

7

9.14

Truex’s Career NASCAR Nationwide Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

30

0

2

8

1

44

13.6

18

Truex’s Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Nationwide Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

2

0

0

0

0

0

6.5

16.5

From the Cockpit:

Ryan Truex: “I’m ready to get to Chicagoland and race on Sunday. It’s the first time this season I’ll be behind the wheel two weeks in a row, and it definitely helps to have that rhythm each week in and week out. I’ve learned a lot in my past Chciagoland races and will carry those experiences into this weekend. I’m heading into this weekend as I do every race, drive smart and make sure I keep my Grime Boss Camry out of trouble to be in contention at the end,” said Truex. “There’s a lot of potential to succeed and have a great run this Sunday, especially it being a standalone Nationwide Series race and the possibility to qualify for Nationwide Insurance’s Dash 4 Cash.”

No. 18 Grime Boss Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver – Ryan Truex Crew Chief – Matt Lucas Car Chief – Charlie Brock

Shock Specialist – Brad Rothlin Front-end – Todd Brewer Rear-end – Eddie D’Hondt

Tire Specialist -Matt Sauer Engine Tuner – Peter Jellen Truck Driver – Bennie Stevens Spotter – Curtis Markham Jackman – Jeff Fender Gasman – Kenneth Purcell

Front Tire Changer – Nick O’Dell Front Tire Carrier – Brad Donaghy Rear Tire Changer – Jake Seminara Rear Tire Carrier – Kenny Barber

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