Ryan Truex
JR Motorsports
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Has been signed to make four starts in the JR Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet. Truex will share that ride with multiple drivers in the upcoming season. He will race at Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Kansas, Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Phoenix
XFINITY Series
March 9, 2019
Truex finished second in the iK9 Service Dog 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Saturday afternoon.
ANALYSIS
Truex would make his first start of the season in the No. 8 Chevrolet of JR Motorsports. The veteran driver would turn in a strong performance. He qualified ninth on the starting grid and would have to overcome a host of obstacles, including ignition problems at one point, to stay among the leaders. Truex proved up to the challenge and would peddle the team's Camaro to a runner-up finish at the Phoenix oval.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In mid-January Kaulig Racing made the surprising announcement that Blake Koch was out of the No. 11 Chevrolet and Truex was in for the 2018 season. Truex is the younger brother of Cup Series champion, Martin Truex Jr., and he spent much of last season racing in the Camping World Truck Series. He had easily his most successful season of NASCAR racing in 2017, collecting 13 Top-10 finishes and finishing ninth in the standings for Hattori Motorsports. Now he'll take over this up-and-coming team's Chevrolet. Koch piloted this team to five Top-10 finishes in each of the last two seasons and seventh- and 11th-place standings finishes respectively. Kaulig now looks to Truex to elevate this single-car team to the next level in 2018.
In a bit of a surprise it was announced in January that Truex's ride in the truck series was turning from part to full-time. Hattori Motorsports will field the No. 81 Toyota for the full 23-race schedule. Truex claimed four Top 10's last season in 15 starts for this same race team. Sponsorship and crew chief are not certain at this point, but it looks like the team is committed to run the full schedule. Truex is talented and he can take this growing race team to new heights. However, we expect they'll be a few bumps in the road along the way. The larger and intermediate ovals were where this team really shined last season.
Truex signed in February 2016 to race for the No. 81 team of Hattori Racing Enterprises.
Truex is a free agent driver in 2013.
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Daytona 500 Ride with TBR
NASCAR Cup
January 17, 2019
Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, Daytona 500, at Daytona International Speedway, Tommy Baldwin Racing PR reports.
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Fast Xfinity Practice at Texas
XFINITY Series
November 2, 2018
Truex was fastest in opening practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 187.162 mph.
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Leads Loudon Happy Hour
XFINITY Series
July 20, 2018
Truex was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Lakes Region 200 Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 128.898 mph.
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Leads Opening Xfinity Practice
XFINITY Series
April 6, 2018
Truex was fastest in opening practice for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 187.266 mph.
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New Sponsors
XFINITY Series
January 20, 2018
Kaulig Racing is pleased to announce the addition of outside primary sponsorship for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Bar Harbor Foods® and Sea Watch® International will serve as primary sponsors on the No. 11 that will be driven by Truex.
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