LONG POND, Penn. – -(Ammoland.com)- Reigning 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota Camry, scored his second win of the Monster Energy Cup Series season, Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
Truex conquered the 2.5-mile ‘tricky triangle’ to win Sunday’s Pocono 400. The Pocono win is Truex’s 17th of his career in NASCAR’s top division.
“I feel like we’re getting back to what we were doing last year,” said Truex. “It’s always nice to win but especially when you beat the best guys out there.”
Kyle Larson took second place in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Kyle Busch took third in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota.
Truex, a 2015 winner at Pocono Raceway, entered today’s race fifth in driver point standings. His steady and stable performance this season has resulted in two wins, eight top-fives, eight top-10s and three poles. The Pocono race marks the halfway point of the regular season.
Earlier, Truex accepted the 2017 Eastern Motorsport Press Association Driver of the Year Award for the second straight season and third overall.
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 102 stores throughout the United States and Canada, serving more than 120 million sportsmen a year. Bass Pro Shops has a long relationship with NASCAR, dating back to 1998. For more information, visit www.basspro.com.
About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. 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 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.”