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Martin Truex Jr. is an American professional stock car racing driver. Currently. he competes full-times the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2017, he won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and drove No. 78 Toyota Camry for Furniture Row.
Read on to know more detail about Martin Truex Jr.’s age, net worth, salary, girlfriend etc.
Quick Facts of Stock Car Racing Driver, Martin Truex
|Full name||Martin Lee Truex Jr.|
|Date of Birth||June 29, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Trenton, New Jersey|
|Profession||Stock Car Racing Driver|
|Net worth||$30 million|
|Car no., team||No. 19 (Joe Gibbs Racing)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
Who is Martin Truex? How old is he?
Martin Lee Truex Jr. is the son of the former NASCAR car driver was born on 29 June 1980 and grew up in Stafford Township, Mayetta section in New Jersey. He did his schooling from the Southern Regional High School in 1998. At the age of 18, he seriously got involved in car racing turned his hobbies into a passion.
Later he moved to the south and there; rented a home from Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Mooresville, North Carolina and eventually purchasing his own home.
Following his father’s footsteps, Martin began racing in Busch North Series until 2002. IN 2003, he was hired by Dale Earnhardt. In 2001, he made his first Busch Series, driving car No. 56 Chevy at the International Speedway; he began in 19th but finished overall at the 38th position.
He seemed to be more like his father. In 2003, he made his debut with Chance 2 at the Richmond International Raceway. In 2005, he won his first NASCAR Busch championship at Daytona International Speedway.
In the year 2007, Martin moved to No.1 DEI Chevy full-time in the Nextel Cup Series. He won his first race in the NASCAR Nextel ALL-Star Open in 2007 and finished overall at 10th the 2007 Nextel All-Star Challenge.
In 2009, Dale Earnhardtmerged with the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and later it changed the name to Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing. Martin No.1 moved to Ganassi to replace the defunct No.41. The same year he was replaced by Jamie McMurray and departed.
From 2010 to 2013, he drove No. 56 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing and in his first race for Michael Waltrip Racing, he finished at Sixth at Daytona 500.
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Throughout his career, he has won many stock car racing such as Coca-Cola 600, the Southern 500 in 2016 and many more. Truex won the 2017 Moster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion and Regular Season Champion. Currently, Matin is racing for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Throughout his 15 years career and 477 races in the NASCAR cup series, Truex Jr. won 19 races and pole positions along with 181 times in the Top Ten. He has also ventured into the NASCAR Xfinity Series where he has achieved 31 wins, ten pole positions and 61 Top ten throughout ten years and 103 races.
Martin Treux Jr.: Net Worth
Martin Truex makes his fortune mainly from racing and other sources of income vested from the advertisement and promotions.
Martin Truex Jr. estimated net worth is $30 million, as of 2019.
In January 2007, Truex was charged with disorderly conduct after a police officer urinates on his car in public parking. At the time, he had been drinking at a bar with his team members and friends. Subsequently, he was fined $100 and issued a public apology.
Who is Martin Truex’s girlfriend?
The stock car racer is not a married man. As of now, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex since 2005. In 2007, the couple started a foundation named “Martin Truex Jr. Foundation” to support children who have pediatric cancer.
Truex Jr. and his wife have been living together for a long time but they don’t become officially wife and husband. Sherry was diagnosed with Stage III ovarian cancer in 2014. His girlfriend also told that they fight for promoting awareness relating to ovarian cancer.
Aside from his profession, he loves hunting and fishing. In his spare time, he went fishing with his love and close friends. He shared many pictures hanging out with his friends and team members including his car racing.
Quotes by Martin Truex Jr.
- The madder I get, the faster I go.
- Our racing simulator is more about gathering data about the car, trying different setups, and trying to find speed in the actual racecar as opposed to speed in the actual driver. There’s no other way to get that kind of testing in, without doing the actual event, or getting outside and spending the money to make it happen. And it costs a lot to go to the racetrack.