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Bass Pro Shops to sponsor Martin Truex Jr. at Joe Gibbs Racing


Bass Pro Shops will sponsor Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 19 Toyota as part of a multi-year deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, the team announced Friday.

Bass Pro Shops will sponsor Truex’s ride for 24 races this season beginning with the Feb. 17 Daytona 500.

The company, which followed Truex from Furniture Row Racing, has been a supporter of Truex since 2001. Bass Pro Shops was a primary sponsor of him when he won two Xfinity Series titles in 2004-05. It also sponsored Truex for his first three years in Cup at Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Bass Pro Shops was a co-primary sponsor of Truex in 27 races in 2018 at Furniture Row Racing.

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Watch: Martin Truex Jr. does donuts in Bass Pro Shops parking lot

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The victory tour of Martin Truex Jr. continues and it’s full of smoke.

When you win the Cup championship, that gives you license to do certain things, like victory donuts in public places.

The Furniture Row Racing driver, who is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, recently took his championship tour to one of the store’s outlets in Springfield, Missouri.

Truex rolled up to the store in a No. 78 Toyota and before long he was being coaxed into doing said donuts.

Truex was happy to oblige. The folks over at Urban Hillbilly Videos documented the event, which you can watch above.

MORE: Truex named New Jersey Sportsperson of the Year

Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s to sponsor RCR in Cup, Xfinity in 2018

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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will sponsor Richard Childress Racing in multiple races in the Cup and Xfinity Series next year, the team announced Monday.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s merged in September 2017.

The outdoors brands will be on Ryan Newman‘s No. 31 Chevrolet during the 60th Daytona 500 on Feb. 18 and in several other races during the season.

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They will also be a primary sponsor for Austin and Ty Dillon on the No. 3 Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series for several races.

“Our relationship with Bass Pro Shops dates back to the mid-1990s and we’re thrilled to be able to continue it during the 2018 season,” team owner Richard Childress said in a press release. “Austin, Ty and Ryan are terrific ambassadors for the great outdoors. They are all passionate about our hunting, fishing and conservation heritage which has made this partnership thrive.

“Next season will be exciting as we welcome Cabela’s, the iconic outdoor brand acquired by Bass Pro Shops, to the RCR family.”

Bass Pro Shops, founded in 1972 by Johnny Morris, is also a primary sponsor of Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota owned by Furniture Row Racing.

The store chain will be on the hood of the No. 78 in 16 races and on the sides of it in 14 others.

Auto-Owners Insurance adding more races as primary sponsor for Martin Truex Jr.

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Auto-Owners Insurance will be the primary sponsor for eight races for Martin Truex Jr. in 2018 after adding two races, Furniture Row Racing announced Tuesday.

That means that all 38 races (36 points races and two non-points races) for the No. 78 car are set with primary sponsorship for next year.

Bass Pro Shops will be the primary sponsor for 16 races next season.

5-hour Energy will be the primary sponsor for 14 races next season.

Auto-Owners Insurance will be the primary sponsor for the remaining eight races.

Truex advanced to the championship round of the playoffs after last weekend’s race at Texas.

Bass Pro Shops, 5-hour Energy to co-sponsor Martin Truex Jr.’s car for 30 races in 2018

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TALLADEGA, Alabama — Furniture Row Racing announced that Bass Pro Shops and 5-hour Energy will form a 30-race co-primary sponsorship of Martin Truex Jr.’s team for 2018.

For 16 races, Bass Pro Shops will be featured on the hood with 5-hour Energy featured on the sides of the car.

For 14 races, 5-hour Energy will be featured on the hood with Bass Pro Shops on the sides.

Auto Owners Insurance is returning to be primary sponsor for six races, leaving two races for the team to fill.

Furniture Row Racing previously announced that it will be a one-car team next season.

Rise’ Meguiar, president of sales for Living Essentials, parent company of 5-hour Energy, said that the company didn’t have any plans to leave the team after this season.

“There was no other thoughts other than Furniture Row,” Meguiar said. “It feels like home to us. They’ve been remarkable to work with, very supportive on and off the track. It’s also been remarkable to watch the teams and where they’ve run, running up front, winning races and now running for the championship has been pretty remarkable for us as a sponsor. We love Erik (Jones). It was great sponsoring him in his rookie year. He did us proud, as we knew he would. But what Martin has done this year has been truly amazing. We look forward to next year and this partnership.”

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