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Martin Truex Jr., Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
Martin Truex Jr., Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota

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CORNELIUS, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. will climb behind the wheel of the No. 56 NAPA Ultimate Tune-Up Toyota for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. The special scheme launches NAPA AUTO PARTS’ big May promotion which gives consumers up to $75 back when purchasing specific NAPA “tune-up” related products. Qualified purchases can be made at NAPA stores or installed at NAPA AutoCare Centers or participating installer shops.

TRUEX QUOTES

Martin Truex Jr. on NAPA Ultimate Tune-Up Promotion: “I’ve been watching my guys wrap our Richmond car and it’s a pretty cool design. We had some NAPA advertising groups in about a month ago to meet and see MWR. They were given the chance to decal my NAPA Toyota. I would love to see them try to decal this car. The Ultimate Tune-Up design is a little more complicated and I’m always amazed at how these wraps come together. NAPA usually does four different paint schemes a year and this one will certainly get everyone’s attention especially since fans can save money. Throughout May, customers can earn up to $75 in a VISA rebate card through a mail-in rebate after buying NAPA “tune-up” related products like spark plugs and wires, timing belts, ignition and fuel products. Qualified purchases can be made at your NAPA store or installed at a NAPA AutoCare Center or participating installer shop. It’s a neat deal for fans because it’s important to tune up our cars for the hot summer months.”

Crew chief Pat Tryson on Preparing for Richmond: “The NAPA team tested in Orlando, Fla., at Walt Disney World Speedway on April 12-13. We wanted to try some different stuff with the rear bar and some front suspension packages to dial in the short tracks like Richmond. Last year we finished seventh in the first Richmond race, but struggled at the second after crashing our primary NAPA Toyota in practice, so we focused on what seemed to work and retooled it a bit. We are always looking for ways to find more grip and drive off as that’s what we’ve been battling. We’re pretty pleased with how the test went and Martin was happy with what we’ve come up with so I hope it translates to a fast NAPA Ultimate Tune-Up Toyota when we unload Friday

-source: mwr

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