The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Racing Radio Podcast #494 Ryan Truex / Top 16 Drivers of 2017 Part 1

SHOW #494 – Guest: Ryan Truex – We begin our look at the Top 16 NASCAR Playoff Drivers of the 2017 Season, Little Gordon drives a midget, Austin is hitched, RPM joins forces with RCR, and tons of off season tangents. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

(Roughly 48:00 mins)

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Rookies Everywhere! Bowman and Truex Head To BK Racing


STATESVILLE, N.C. (January 20, 2013) – BK Racing has signed Tucson, AZ native Alex Bowman and Mayetta, NJ native Ryan Truex to pilot the team’s No. 23 and No. 83 BK Racing Toyota Camry’s and compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Bowman will drive the newly renumbered No. 23 entry and comes off his rookie season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series which saw him win two poles and finish 11th in the final standings. Truex made four starts between the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series this past season. Both Bowman and Truex tested for BK Racing in the NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona last week and have already begun to create a relationship with their respected teams and crew chiefs. Continue reading “Rookies Everywhere! Bowman and Truex Head To BK Racing”

Five NASCAR Drivers That Shouldn’t Be Unemployed (But Are) For 2014

By: Toby Christie of

(Photo Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images) There’s still just over a month before the official start of the 2014 NASCAR season, so things could change, but as of right now a bunch of talented drivers have lost the offseason game of musical chairs and are without a ride.Of all the names that currently aren’t being decaled above the door of a racecar this year, five stood out to us as odd, as they could be instant upgrades to just about any team in the NASCAR Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series garage.


1. Ron Hornaday is a four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, and he has collected 51 trophies throughout a career in the series that has spanned 14 full-time seasons. Continue reading “Five NASCAR Drivers That Shouldn’t Be Unemployed (But Are) For 2014”

2012 Dover NASCAR Nationwide Series Starting Lineup – Ryan Truex On Pole

1 20 Ryan Truex Grime Boss Toyota 23.264 154.746
2 18 Joey Logano(i) Dollar General Toyota 23.308 154.453
3 33 Ty Dillon(i) South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 23.313 154.420
4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill Beef Ford 23.368 154.057
5 11 Brian Scott Dollar General Toyota 23.368 154.057
6 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 23.432 153.636
7 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 23.434 153.623
8 44 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 23.452 153.505
9 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 23.458 153.466
10 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Wurth Dodge 23.486 153.283
11 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol / New Holland Chevrolet 23.488 153.270
12 22 Parker Kligerman(i) Snap-on Dodge 23.501 153.185
13 99 John Wes Townley(i) Barberitos Toyota 23.556 152.827
14 30 James Buescher(i) AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 23.628 152.362
15 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive Chevrolet 23.690 151.963

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Ryan Truex Cleared To Race at Dover After Appendectomy

Ryan Truex / No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota Preview
5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway
No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota News and Notes:

10 DAYS REMOVED FROM SURGERY: Truex underwent an emergency appendectomy after feeling severe discomfort in the early morning hours of Tuesday May 22. Doctors operated on Truex, removing his appendix that afternoon after determining that surgery was needed. The 20-year old NNS competitor has been cleared and is ready to compete in this weekend’s 200-lap event at The Monster Mile. “I felt fine Monday evening, but around 2 a.m. felt a sharp pain in my stomach. I went to the hospital to find out that my appendix hadn’t burst, but needed surgery to be removed,” said Truex. “The procedure went extremely well and I’m ready to get back in the No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota this weekend…I’ll just be a little lighter.”

‘MY HOMETOWN’ OFF EXIT 63A GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: Truex joinsBruceSpringsteen and Bon Jovi who call the Garden State home. This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Truex’s home track, Dover International Speedway. It’s a special place for the Truex family; Ryan and older brother Martin Truex Jr. grew up just across the state line in Mayetta, N.J. (No, Jersey Shore wasn’t filmed there). A child of all sports, Ryan spent his younger years playing local hockey, but when his father put him in a Bandolero hoping he’d get bored and move on, he took a liking to the fast-paced bump and grind sport. He captured the Wall Stadium championship and dominated short tracks in his early years. He progressed through the racing ranks catching the attention of Michael Waltrip Racing, who gave Truex his start in the NASCAR K&N East Pro Series. He impressed, and captured the 2009 and 2010 series’ championships. The No. 20 Grime Boss driver has completed 28 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) events in his career earning one top five and six top-10 finishes.

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