Bass Pro Shops to continue sponsorship of Martin Truex after move to Gibbs
By Rick Minter/ Andrews McMeel Syndication
Martin Truex Jr.’s longtime sponsor Bass Pro Shops will move with him from the now-shuttered No. 78 team to the No. 19 at Joe Gibbs Racing, the team announced last week.
According to the news release, Bass Pro Shops has signed a multi-year contract, and its logos will be carried on the hood of Truex’s car for 24 races this season.
“We’re fired up to keep rolling with Martin in 2019,” Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris said in the release. “His spirit and passion for hunting and fishing makes him a great ambassador for Bass Pro and the outdoors.
“Martin is a true champion in racing as well as in life, and I’m honored to call him my friend and fishing buddy of more than 15 years.”
Daniel Suarez, who drove the No. 19 last year, appears set to join Stewart-Haas Racing.
Photo Caption: Bass Pro Shops will be the primary sponsor of Martin Truex’s No. 19 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing for two dozen races next season. Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for NASCAR