Ryan Truex / No. 19 Toyota Genuine Parts Toyota GR Supra Preview – RAPTOR King of Tough 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

No. 19 Toyota Genuine Parts Toyota GR Supra News and Notes: 

  • TRUEX AT ATLANTA: Ryan Truex returns to the No. 19 Toyota Genuine Parts Toyota GR Supra this weekend for the RAPTOR King of Tough 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Atlanta is one of Truex’s strongest tracks in his Xfinity Series career, as he has scored two top-fives, three top-10s, and eight laps led en route to an impressive average finish of 6.5. Since the reconfiguration of the track in 2022, Truex has ran well in both his starts as he scored a pair of third-place finishes while piloting JGR equipment in 2022 and 2023. In addition to his four NXS starts, Truex also has one Cup Series and four Craftsman Truck Series starts at the one-and-a-half-mile track.
  • DAYTONA RECAP: Truex had a strong run going for most of the night in Daytona as he scored stage points in both stages with a 10th place finish in stage one and a sixth place finish in stage two to collect a total of six stage points on the night. Truex was in a prime position to maintain his strong run on the white flag lap but unfortunately got caught up in a wreck with Ryan Sieg and finished the race in the 21st position.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Seth Chavka will lead the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra team for the 2024 season as he embarks on his rookie season as a crew chief in the Xfinity Series. Chavka is no stranger to JGR, as he has spent time as lead race engineer for the likes of Erik Jones, Kyle Busch, and most recently, Ty Gibbs, since starting his tenure with the team in 2019. Prior to joining JGR, Chavka spent seven years at Richard Childress Racing and one year at Kevin Harvick Inc. as an engineer. In his 13 years spent in NASCAR, Chavka has earned six NASCAR Cup Series victories and four Xfinity Series victories.
  • NO. 19 IN 2024: The JGR No. 19 will have a rotating schedule of drivers throughout the 2023 season. Kicking off with Ryan Truex, the entry will showcase three of JGR’s up-and-coming talents with Taylor Gray, Joe Graf Jr., and William Sawalich all slated to make starts in the No. 19 this season.
  • JGR AT ATLANTA: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned six Xfinity Series victories at Atlanta. In 120 combined starts at the track, the organization has posted 22 top-five finishes, 38 top-10s, eight pole awards, 982 laps led. John Hunter Nemechek, Ty Gibbs, Kyle Busch, and Christopher Bell each raced JGR entries to victory lane in Atlanta.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Truex’s 2024 season. 

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  • RACE INFO: Coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, at 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, PRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Ryan Truex, Driver of the No. 19 Toyota Genuine Parts Toyota GR Supra: 

“You’ve finished third the past two times you’ve ran at Atlanta. What do you think needs to happen for you to find victory lane?”

To do well at a place like Atlanta, you have to be able to work with your teammates. I think our past two times here we’ve done a really good job of that as well as bringing good cars to the track, it’s really just a matter of putting ourselves in a position to make the winning move at the right time. I know we have the speed and talent (at Atlanta), so it’s going to come down to how we execute in those final moments. I feel good about the chance we have and I’m excited to get out there and compete.”