Martin Truex Jr. ­– No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway

No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry TRD News and Notes

  • TRUEX AT MARTINSVILLE: Martin Truex Jr. is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway with all three victories coming in the past six trips to the track. After coming close to victory lane multiple times, Truex finally broke through in a big way in October 2019 when he led 464 laps on the way to the win. He backed that victory up with another win the next June. Most recently, Truex led 20 laps on the way to winning the track’s April 2021 event. Overall, he has eight top-10 finishes in the past 10 trips to Martinsville. Earlier this season, Truex finished 22nd after having to make an unscheduled green-flag pit stop because of a loose wheel.
  • HOMESTEAD RECAP: Truex led 28 laps – all coming during the final stage – before ultimately finishing sixth in last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After spending most of the day running inside the top five, the Mayetta, New Jersey native grabbed the lead on a late restart and held it until teams made their final pit stops with less than 25 laps remaining. A miscue on pit road sent the No. 19 Camry spinning and Truex restarted outside the top 15 with 17 laps to go. Despite mounting an incredible charge in the closing laps, he was only able to recover to sixth by the time the checkered flag waved.
  • AUTO-OWNERS: Auto-Owners Insurance will be featured as the primary sponsor of Truex’s No. 19 Camry TRD for Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. The Lansing, Michigan-based company offers multiple lines of insurance, including life, home, auto and business to customers in 26 states. 2022 marks Auto-Owners’ fourth year with Joe Gibbs Racing as they will once again be featured for eight races on the No. 19 Camry. To learn more about Auto-Owners, visit
  • JGR AT MARTINSVILLE: Joe Gibbs Racing owns 13 NASCAR Cup Series wins at Martinsville Speedway. In 158 combined starts at the .526-mile oval, the organization has posted 54 top-five finishes, 84 top-10s, 10 pole awards, and 6,111 laps led. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Bobby Labonte, and Tony Stewart join Truex on the list of drivers who have taken JGR to victory lane at Martinsville Speedway.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry TRD

What do you expect going back to Martinsville?

“Hopefully it’s a better race for us than the first time there. We were off a little compared to how we’ve been there the past handful of years with the old car. I felt like we got it going pretty good in the race, so if we can just unload a little closer and be able to qualify better, that would help a lot. I feel like we’ve learned a lot as a company since that first race and our teammates tested there a while back, so I think we’ll certainly be better, but it’s going to be really tough to pass like we saw in the spring. Qualifying and pit road are both going to be very important; not that they aren’t always, but this week more so than normal.”