Ryan Truex

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Ryan Truex
Ryan Truex.jpg
Truex at the 2009 Camping World East Series banquet
Born (1992-03-18) March 18, 1992 (age 22)
Mayetta, New Jersey, U.S.
Achievements 2009 Camping World East Series champion
2010 K&N Pro Series East champion
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
26 races run over 2 years
Car no., team No. 83 (BK Racing)
2013 position 68th
Best finish 68th (2013)
First race 2013 Irwin Tools Night Race (Bristol)
Last race 2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 (Joliet)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
33 races run over 3 years
Best finish 22nd (2011)
First race 2010 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 (Gateway)
Last race 2012 OneMain Financial 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 8 1
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
4 races run over 3 years
Truck no., team No. 32 (Turner Scott Motorsports)
2013 position 73rd
Best finish 73rd (2013)
First race 2012 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race 2014 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of September 14, 2014.

Ryan Truex (born March 18, 1992) is an American stock car racing driver. He drove the No. 83 Toyota Camry for BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and was competing for 2014 Rookie of the Year honors.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Truex's CW East championship car
Truex in 2012 at Texas Motor Speedway

A native of Mayetta, New Jersey, Truex won the 2009 NASCAR Camping World East Series Championship as a 17-year-old high school student at Southern Regional High School.[1]

In the 11-race season, he finished the season with eight Top 5s.[1] He had three wins at Watkins Glen, Thompson,[2] and Lime Rock Park.[3]

In 2010, he won his second consecutive Camping World East Series title in a Michael Waltrip-owned Toyota.[4]

Touring series[edit]

Truex competed in six NASCAR Nationwide Series events, beginning at Gateway International Raceway on July 17, 2010.[5] Truex was intended to run for Rookie of the Year in 2011 with MWR. However, motocross stunt performer Travis Pastrana ran the #99 for 7 races. Truex's plan was to skip ROTY and run 10 consecutive races in the Nationwide Series, then 20 races in 2012, though surgery forced him out of the 99 at Texas and was replaced by David Reutimann and team owner Waltrip, who drove at the restrictor plate tracks. Waltrip and Ryan's brother Martin also split time in the ride.

Due to a lack of sponsorship in the 99 team, Truex was released from Pastrana Waltrip Racing after the STP 300. Truex returned to the Nationwide Series with Joe Gibbs Racing, running several races late in the 2011 season. In 2012, he drove for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway,[4] finishing 31st. He ran a limited schedule for JGR,[6] while he also drove for RAB Racing at Texas Motor Speedway in April.[7]

On June 2, 2012, Truex got a career best finish of second at Dover International Speedway driving for JGR. Racing shortly after an emergency appendectomy,[8] he started the race first after winning his first career Nationwide Series pole,[9] and led late before being caught in lapped traffic by Joey Logano.[10]

National series[edit]

In February 2013, Truex announced that he would compete in the Camping World Truck Series for Turner Scott Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway;[11] he hoped to compete in further races during the year, and registered to compete for the series' Rookie of the Year title. In addition, he signed with Phoenix Racing to compete in the Sprint Cup Series, competing in at least one race at Richmond International Raceway, as well as at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the team in the Nationwide Series;[11] his debut in the Sprint Cup Series and his Nationwide Series race were later delayed due to Truex suffering a broken collarbone.[12]

On June 2, 2013, it was announced that Truex had signed with Richard Petty Motorsports as a development driver;[13] in mid-July it was announced that he would make his Sprint Cup debut with Phoenix Racing in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway driving James Finch's #51.[14] After Harry Scott, Jr.'s takeover of the #51 team two weeks later, Truex drove for Scott in his first race as team owner at Richmond International Raceway. He drove for Scott again at his home track of Dover International Speedway, finishing 32nd.[15]

In January 2014, Truex drove for BK Racing during testing prior to the 2014 Daytona 500 in the No. 93.[16] He was later assigned to the team's No. 83 for the full season.[17] Truex also drove the No. 32 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports in the season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.[18] In August he suffered a sprained wrist and concussion in a practice crash at Michigan International Speedway; he was forced to sit out that weekend's race, being replaced by J. J. Yeley.[19]

In September, Truex was replaced in the No. 83 car by Travis Kvapil in races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway; discussions about his position with the team for the remainder of the season were said to be "ongoing".[20] During the race weekend at Dover Truex confirmed that he was no longer with BK Racing.[21]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of Sprint Cup Series driver and two-time Nationwide Series champion Martin Truex, Jr.,[1] and the son of former Busch Series driver Martin Truex, Sr.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schroeder, Charles (2009-09-26). "Ryan Truex finishes rookie year with a NASCAR title at Dover". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Ryan Truex Nabs Second Win At Thompson". Catch Fence.com. 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  3. ^ "ROAD WARRIOR: Ryan Truex makes it a clean sweep in Camping World East Series". Green White Checkered. 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-09-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Tommy Baldwin Racing expands NNS program". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. January 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Truex Wins First NASCAR Title". NASCAR. 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  6. ^ "JGR Lands Sponsor For Ryan Truex". SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Truex to drive RAB Racing's No. 09 at Texas". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. April 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  8. ^ De Los Santos, Brian (May 30, 2012). "Ryan Truex returns to Nationwide car at Dover after appendectomy". Eye On Nascar. CBS Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  9. ^ "Truex to start on the pole for 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover". TSN. June 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  10. ^ "Logano Wins Nationwide Series Race at Dover". The New York Times. New York. June 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  11. ^ a b Mazda, Jason (February 19, 2013). "Ryan Truex to make NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in April; will drive in Trucks race Friday at Daytona". Press of Atlantic City. Atlantic City, NJ. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  12. ^ "Broken collarbone forces Ryan Truex to postpone NASCAR Sprint Cup debut". The Press of Atlantic City. Atlantic City, NJ. April 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  13. ^ Long, Dustin (June 2, 2013). "Ryan Truex Signs with RPM". MRN Radio. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  14. ^ Spencer, Lee (July 19, 2013). "Finch confirms sale of Phoenix Racing". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  15. ^ "Ryan Truex - 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  16. ^ "SPRINT CUP DRIVER ROSTER FOR PRESEASON THUNDER". NASCAR. January 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  17. ^ Estrada, Chris (January 20, 2014). "Cup: Alex Bowman, Ryan Truex confirmed at BK Racing". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ryan Truex Returns to Turner Scott Motorsports for NCWTS Race at Daytona". SpeedwayMedia. Turner Scott Motorsports. February 10, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  19. ^ Pockrass, Bob (October 16, 2014). "UPDATE: J.J. Yeley to replace Ryan Truex in Michigan race". Sporting News. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  20. ^ Bianchi, Jordan (September 23, 2014). "Ryan Truex's future in doubt at BK Racing". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved 2014-09-23. 
  21. ^ Utter, Jim (September 26, 2014). "Motorsports Notebook: Garage providing Stewart some shelter". That's Racing. Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Matt Kobyluck
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Max Gresham