SPARTANBURG, S.C. (September 23, 2013) – Ryan Truex will drive the No. 51
Shooters Sporting Center Chevrolet this weekend for Phoenix Racing in the AAA
400 at Dover International Speedway.
"I can't wait to get back in the seat of the No. 51 Shooters Sporting
Center Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing at Dover," said Truex. "I am grateful to
Harry Scott Jr. for the opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
I'm going to make the most out of this opportunity."
Truex has competed in the No. 51 on two previous occasions this season
including at Bristol Motor Speedway under the lights and at Richmond
International Raceway two weeks later on September 6, 2013. Truex, 21 from
Mayetta, NJ, has raced in 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series races over the past three
years with two Top 5 and nine Top 10 finishes. In 2012 Truex captured the pole
position in the June NNS event at Dover International Speedway in No. 20 for Joe
Gibbs Racing with a strong second place finish.
"I love racing at Dover. It is my home track in the national series. The
Monster Mile's high banks are fun to drive, I've had a lot of success competing
there," said Truex.
The primary sponsor on the No. 51 will be Shooters Sporting Center, which
is an indoor shooting range for firearms and archery enthusiasts. Located near
Ryan's hometown in Egg Harbor, NJ, Shooters Sporting Centers celebrates its
Grand Opening on Saturday, September 28. More information can be found at
"I'm proud to have Shooters Sporting Center sponsoring my car at Dover. The
Shooters Sporting Center is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to sharpen
their skills at the range," said Truex.
Another sponsor on the car is a company with local ties. SeaWatch
International makes seafood products from high quality offshore clams and was
founded in Milford, DE in 1978 and today is headquartered in Easton, MD.
About Phoenix Racing Phoenix Racing, which was established in 1989, is
owned and operated by Harry Scott, Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series. Scott purchased the team from long-time owner James Finch in September
2013. His vision is to build a championship contender in due time by developing
talented young drivers, partnering with dedicated sponsors and competing hard