May 01, 2012
Ryan Truex, No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota Camry Talladega Superspeedway Preview
Press Release

Ryan Truex - Photo Credit: John Harrelson / Getty Images for NASCAR
Ryan Truex - Photo Credit: John Harrelson / Getty Images for NASCAR
Ryan Truex / No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota Preview

Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway

No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota News and Notes:

BACK WITH JOE GIBBS RACING IN THE NO. 20: Ryan Truex steps back into the No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota Camry this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway with Joe Gibbs Racing. The 20-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native earned his fourth consecutive top-10 finish his last time out with the organization at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 10th. In seven events with JGR, he has claimed one top-five and five top-10 finishes, and has an average start of 7.0 and average finish of 9.14 in the No. 20.

MATT LUCAS CALLING THE SHOTS: No. 20 crew chief, Matt Lucas, is off to an impressive start this season. Talladega reunites him with Truex for the first time since Bristol, where the duo brought home a 10th-place finish for the No. 20 team. In five starts this season Lucas has one pole (Phoenix International Raceway), two top-five and four top-10 finishes with two different drivers.

3 DOWN WITH 3 DIFFERENT TEAMS: Truex is set to make his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start of 2012 this Saturday afternoon, his second with JGR. He has competed in three NNS events this season with three different teams on three different types of tracks. He kicked off the season behind the wheel of the No. 36 entry for Tommy Baldwin Racing at Daytona International Speedway, in March he stepped behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry with JGR at the high-banked short track Bristol Motor Speedway and most recently behind the No. 09 entry with RAB Racing at Texas Motor Speedway.

THIS AINT NO BABY WIPE: 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. Founded in 1957, the company is a pioneer in the development of pre-moistened wipes, including the original Wet-Nap®. 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. To learn more about Grime Boss, visit or For more information on Nice-Pak Products, visit

JOE GIBBS RACING AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nationwide Series program has 25 starts with 13 drivers at Richmond International Raceway. JGR Nationwide entries have claimed three wins, three poles, eight top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes while leading 193 laps of competition. JGR’s victories came with three different drivers behind the wheel: Mike McLaughlin (2001), Tony Stewart (2008) and most recently Kyle Busch (2011).

RACE INFO: The Aarons 312 at Talladega Superspeedway kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 5. Watch and listen live on ABC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio starting at 3 p.m. ET.

From the Cockpit:

Ryan Truex: “It’ll be great to get back into the No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota this weekend with Joe Gibb Racing. We had a solid top-10 run in Bristol, and I know Matt Lucas [crew chief] and the guys at the shop put together a fast car for Saturday. I’m going into this weekend the same as I do every race, make sure I keep the car clean and be in contention at the end. I want to use our practice sessions to work on drafting and gain as much experience as I can. I’m excited to get back to racing and have some fun on Saturday.”

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

- Joe Gibbs Racing Press Release

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