Martin Truex Jr. Drives No. 78 Toyota to Victory at Watkins Glen

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.

Bass Pro Shops

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -( Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Toyota Camry, scored his fourth win of the Monster Energy Cup Series season, August 6, 2017 at the season’s second and final NASCAR Cup Series road race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Truex conquered “The Glen” to win the 90-lap I Love New York 355.

After 22 races, Truex has scored four wins, nine top-fives and 15 top-10s. He leads the driver standings with 881 points. He also leads in playoff points with 34.The driver who ranks No. 1 after the 26-race regular season will earn an additional 15 playoff points.

Bass Pro Shops previously sponsored Truex from 2004 and 2009 while part of Dale Earnhardt Inc. This stretch included two Xfinity Series championships for Truex – 2004 and 2005.

Bass Pro Shops, which was founded in 1972 by avid outdoorsman and conservationist Johnny Morris, is a leading retailer of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits. The outdoor retail leader has more than 100 retail and marine center locations throughout the United States and Canada, serving more than 120 million sportsmen and women each year.

Bass Pro Shops has a long relationship with NASCAR, dating back to 1998.

For more information, visit their website.


About Bass Pro Shops:

Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

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    In my opinion it would be a greater win if he was driving an American brand vehicle such as a Ford or Chevrolet. Toyota is overtaking Nascar but Nascar originated in the U.S. with U.S. branded cars. Toyota is still owned by a foreign company and the profits go back to that country rather than stay in the U.S.