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Truex Cleared To Race at Dover – Ryan Truex No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota Preview – Dover International Speedway

No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota News and Notes:

  • 10 DAYS REMOVED FROM SURGERY: Truex underwent an emergency appendectomy after feeling severe discomfort in the early morning hours of Tuesday May 22. Doctors operated on Truex, removing his appendix that afternoon after determining that surgery was needed. The 20-year old NNS competitor has been cleared and is ready to compete in this weekend's 200-lap event at The Monster Mile. "I felt fine Monday evening, but around 2 a.m. felt a sharp pain in my stomach. I went to the hospital to find out that my appendix hadn't burst, but needed surgery to be removed," said Truex. "The procedure went extremely well and I'm ready to get back in the No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota this weekend…I'll just be a little lighter."
  • 'MY HOMETOWN' OFF EXIT 63A GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: Truex joinsBruceSpringsteen and Bon Jovi who call the Garden State home. This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Truex's home track, Dover International Speedway. It's a special place for the Truex family; Ryan and older brother Martin Truex Jr. grew up just across the state line in Mayetta, N.J. (No, Jersey Shore wasn't filmed there).  A child of all sports, Ryan spent his younger years playing local hockey, but when his father put him in a Bandolero hoping he'd get bored and move on, he took a liking to the fast-paced bump and grind sport. He captured the Wall Stadium championship and dominated short tracks in his early years. He progressed through the racing ranks catching the attention of Michael Waltrip Racing, who gave Truex his start in the NASCAR K&N East Pro Series. He impressed, and captured the 2009 and 2010 series' championships. The No. 20 Grime Boss driver has completed 28 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) events in his career earning one top five and six top-10 finishes.
  • SOLID AT THE MONSTER MILE: Dover International Speedway marks the sight where Truex captured the 2009 and 2010 K&N East Pro Series championships along with the 2009 Rookie of the Year honors. In his K&N career Truex has two starts at the Monster Mile where he earned a best finishing spot of third in 2010. The 20-year-old also has two NNS starts at the high-banked mile speedway where he notched an eighth-place finish with Joe Gibbs Racing last fall. Truex has an average starting spot of 11th, an average finish 13th and a 99.5% lap completion rate.
  • SO FAR IN 2012: His four NNS starts this season have come with three different teams on three different types of tracks. He has competed with Tommy Baldwin Racing and RAB Racing (Daytona International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway), in addition to JGR.  Truex has competed twice with JGR this season, at Bristol Motor Speedway and most recently at Talladega Superspeedway.  He is also slated to compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway with JGR.
  • SHOWING GRIME WHO'S BOSS:This weekend Truex will sport the Grime Boss colors on the hood of his No. 20 Camry. Grime Boss wipes are the latest innovation from Nice-Pak Products, Inc., the largest global producer of pre-moistened wipes. Manufactured in the USA, Grime Boss is a unique extra-large wipe with Dual Scrubbing Action, including one tough side and one soft side. The proprietary Pro-KleanTM Formula contains vitamin E and aloe to moisturize hands, without harsh chemicals. Grime Boss wipes are the perfect solution to clean even the toughest messes from the kitchen to the garage. To learn more about Grime Boss, visit www.GrimeBoss.com or www.GrimeBossRacing.com. For more information on Nice-Pak Products, visit www.nicepakwipes.com.
  • "VERIFIED" SOCIALLY SPEAKING: Earlier this week Truex was officially verified on twitter (@Ryan_Truex). His handle now is accompanied by the infamous blue check mark. Fans can follow Truex on a variety social media channels, the young NNS driver can be followed on twitter @Ryan_Truex and facebook atfacebook.com/RyanTruex. Truex also frequently posts photos on Instagram at @Ryan_Truex. Fans can also find his sponsor Grime Boss on twitter @GrimeBoss and facebook: facebook.com/GrimeBoss
  • JOE GIBBS RACING AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing's Nationwide Series program has 50 starts with 16 drivers at Dover International Speedway. JGR Nationwide entries have claimed five wins, six poles, 13 top-five finishes and 22 top-10 finishes while leading 1,299 laps of competition. JGR's victories came with two different drivers behind the wheel: Denny Hamlin (2007, 2008) and Kyle Busch (2008, 2010-June and September).

 

Truex's Career Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series Season Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

8

0

1

5

0

5

7

9.14

 

Truex's Career NASCAR Nationwide Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

28

0

1

6

0

0

13.9

18.8

 

Truex's Dover International Speedway NASCAR Nationwide Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

2

0

0

1

0

0

11

13

 

From the Cockpit:

Ryan Truex: "I'm excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota this weekend at Dover. Matt Lucas [crew chief] and the No. 20 crew have been on a roll lately and I know they've built a great car this weekend," said Truex. "Dover is my home track and I can't wait to get out there in front of all my friends and family.  I have some great memories from Dover of capturing the 2009 and 2010 K&N East championships. If we keep the car out of trouble on Saturday, I know we'll be in contention in the end."

 

No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver – Ryan Truex                              Crew Chief – Matt Lucas

Car Chief – Charlie Brock                    Shock Specialist – Brad Rothlin

Front-end – Todd Brewer                     Rear-end – Eddie D'Hondt

Tire Specialist –Matt Sauer                  Engine Tuner – Peter Jellen

Truck Driver – Bennie Stevens            Spotter – Curtis Markham

Jackman – Jeff Fender                          Gasman – Kenneth Purcell

Front Tire Changer – Nick O'Dell        Front Tire Carrier – Brad Donaghy

Rear Tire Changer – Jake Seminara   Rear Tire Carrier – Kenny Barber

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