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Martin Truex, Jr.

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Martin Truex, Jr.
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Born: 29 June 1980
Hometown: Mayetta, New Jersey, USA

A race car driver.

Accomplishments include:
2004 NASCAR Busch Series Champion
2005 NASCAR Busch Series Champion
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Martin Truex Jr. page on 28 October 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Martin Lee Truex Jr. is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 78 Toyota Camry for Furniture Row Racing. He is the reigning 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and a two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion; having won the title in 2004 and 2005. His younger brother, Ryan, is a champion in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division and currently races in the Xfinity Series, while his cousin Curtis raced for JR Motorsports.

The son of racer Martin Truex Sr., Martin Jr. began his racing career driving go-karts at the New Egypt Speedway located in Central New Jersey, when it was still a paved track (the track was later switched to dirt). Truex Jr. would make his move to the Modified division at Wall Stadium in 1998, as soon as he was old enough to race a car at the age of 18 (under New Jersey regulations).

In 2000, Truex moved south and rented a home from Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Mooresville, North Carolina, eventually purchasing his own home there. Following in his father's footsteps, he began racing in the Busch North Series (now the K&N Pro Series East). He ran three full seasons (2000 to 2002) and made limited starts in 2003. Truex claimed 13 poles and 5 wins driving his family-owned No. 56 SeaWatch Chevy.


Multimedia

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22 May 2018[Martin Truex Jr. at the White House]
White House

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Martin Truex Jr. at the 2012 Daytona 500 2012 Daytona 500

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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Martin Truex Jr. 2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
10 December 2004NASCAR Media ConferenceKevin Manion
Martin Truex, Jr.
7 March 2005Truex Wins 1st Official NASCAR Event Held Outside USVOA Sports
22 March 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
2 July 2005Truex Jr. beats Harvick in the Winn-Dixie 250Wikinews
15 November 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceClint Bowyer
Ted Musgrave
Dennis Setzer
Martin Truex, Jr.
10 January 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceReed Sorenson
David Stremme
Martin Truex, Jr.
30 January 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Martin Truex, Jr.
19 November 2006NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Ford 400Denny Hamlin
Martin Truex, Jr.
29 May 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
5 June 2007Truex Win in Dover Questions Junior's PerformanceBill Crittenden
1 July 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Lenox Industrial Tools 300Jeff Gordon
Martin Truex, Jr.
8 September 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Kevin Harvick
Tony Stewart
Martin Truex, Jr.
16 October 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
4 November 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Dickies 500Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
28 May 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceGreg Biffle
Kasey Kahne
Martin Truex, Jr.
24 June 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
16 January 2009NASCAR Preseason Fan FestivalGreg Biffle
Martin Truex, Jr.
7 July 2009Michael Waltrip Racing Media ConferenceTy Norris
Bob Susor
Martin Truex, Jr.
Darrell Waltrip
Michael Waltrip
16 January 2010NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan FestMartin Truex, Jr.
17 March 2010NASCAR Media ConferenceScott Cooper
Steve Gaffney
Robin Pemberton
John Roberts
Marcus Smith
Martin Truex, Jr.
22 May 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sprint All-Star RaceJoey Logano
Martin Truex, Jr.
1 June 2010NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
20 January 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona TestingCarl Edwards
Martin Truex, Jr.
29 March 2011NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
27 August 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Irwin Tools Night RaceJeff Gordon
Martin Truex, Jr.
15 November 2011NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
20 November 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ford 400Martin Truex, Jr.
18 March 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
22 April 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: STP 400Jimmie Johnson
Martin Truex, Jr.
1 May 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
5 August 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennsylvania 400Martin Truex, Jr.
8 September 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Greg Biffle
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
21 October 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400Paul Menard
Martin Truex, Jr.
30 October 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceJames Buescher
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Martin Truex, Jr.
13 April 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: NRA 500Carl Edwards
Martin Truex, Jr.
14 May 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
16 June 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Quicken Loans 400Martin Truex, Jr.
23 June 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350Chad Johnston
Martin Truex, Jr.
Michael Waltrip
11 August 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Cheez-It 355 at The GlenBrad Keselowski
Martin Truex, Jr.
1 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AdvoCare 500Joey Logano
Martin Truex, Jr.
5 September 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceMartin Truex, Jr.
7 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Kasey Kahne
Martin Truex, Jr.
7 September 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Martin Truex, Jr.
9 September 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceMike Helton


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Action 107304#8 Wrangler1:24 scale, Martin Truex Jr. #8 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC Version production 5,556; also 107446
Die Cast - Action 107446#8 Wrangler1:24 scale, Martin Truex Jr. #8 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC Version production 288; also 107304

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