As is customary, Ryan Truex will have his name atop the door of the No. 40 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series resumes this weekend at Richmond Raceway. It’s the 900 other names riding along that will set his truck apart.
Truex, Niece and sponsor Marquis hot tubs will commemorate the company’s long-running association with the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a special paint scheme in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 40 Chevy will feature all 900 names of wish recipients that Marquis has granted, dating back to its first gift more than 20 years ago.
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“It’s both an honor and a privilege to have Marquis and Make-A-Wish America on board with me at Richmond,” Truex said in a news release. “This partnership with Marquis and Make-A-Wish started over 20 years ago with a wish for 15-year-old Andrea, who was diagnosed with leukemia and wanted to remedy her joint pain with hydrotherapy. Today, over 900 wishes have been granted — 900 lives changed — thanks to Marquis and their network of dealers.”
In addition to the special design for this weekend’s event, the team is offering a limited-edition hero card signed by Truex with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish.
— ryan truex (@Ryan_Truex) April 6, 2021
Saturday’s go will mark Truex’s first Camping World Trucks appearance at the .75-mile Richmond track. He has seven career starts there in the Xfinity Series, with three top-10 finishes and a best effort of fourth place.
Truex currently ranks 17th in the Camping World Truck Series standings with a best result of fourth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.