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“Will Pilot Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota In Seven Races”
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2012) – After a successful entry into NASCAR at Daytona, Grime Boss, a new brand from Nice Pak will sponsor the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18 Toyota driven by Ryan Truex for seven NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races during the 2012 season beginning with this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Having Grime Boss on the car at Daytona was awesome,” said Truex. “Now they are committing to sponsoring me for an additional seven races with Joe Gibbs Racing. I’m appreciative of the opportunity that Tommy Baldwin Racing gave me at Daytona, without them, this would not have happened. I’m also thrilled to get back behind the wheel with JGR and will do my absolute best to put the Grime Boss Toyota in Victory Lane.”
“Nice-Pak is proud to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing and excited to support Ryan Truex for seven NNS races in 2012,” said Tom Hernquist, President of Nice-Pak. “We believe that Ryan has a tremendous future in racing, and we know that with JGR’s premier racing organization he will run at the front in 2012. Grime Boss is a new heavy duty wet wipe that will clean all the toughest messes, yet they are gentle and moisturizing for hands. We know that NASCAR fans will love them!”
Ryan Truex came up through the NASCAR ranks with impressive results, winning back-to-back NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championships in 2009 and 2010. The 2009 campaign also earned him Rookie of the Year honors and gave Michael Waltrip Racing its first NASCAR championship. Truex became the second driver in series history to win both honors in the same year; Joey Logano was the other. In 2011, NASCAR honored Truex as one of the “Top-10 Drivers of the First 25 Years of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.” He was the youngest racer to make the list.
Truex, younger brother of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex, Jr., spent the first half of the 2011 NNS season in the No. 99 car for Pastrana-Waltrip Racing, earning a top-20 finish in eight of the ten races. He jumped at the chance to race the No. 20 Toyota for the Joe Gibbs Racing stable starting in September of last season. He finished in the top-15 in all six of his races with JGR, including four top-10 finishes., Ryan captured the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award in all six of those races.
“Ryan was impressive in the races he drove for us last year and it’s exciting to be able to partner with Nice-Pak to get him back behind the wheel again this season,” said J.D. Gibbs, President of Joe Gibbs Racing. “We think Ryan has a bright future in the sport and I know all of our guys in our Nationwide shop are working hard to give him every opportunity to put the Grime Boss Toyota in victory lane.”
In addition to Bristol this weekend, Truex is slated to run the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on May 5 in Talladega, September 15 in Chicago and November 10 in Phoenix. He will also run the No. 18 JGR Nationwide Series entry in Dover on June 2, New Hampshire on July 14, and Watkins Glen on August 11.
For more information on Ryan Truex, follow him on Facebook.com/RyanTruex and Twitter, @Ryan_Truex. Follow Joe Gibbs Racing on Twitter at @joegibbsracing.
- Courtesy of Joe Gibbs Racing