Martin Truex Jr. and 2017 championship team to take victory lap in Springfield, Missouri at original Bass Pro Shops
Fans invited to celebrate with No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats team during free special autograph session on Monday, December 18
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and his No. 78 team will take a victory lap through the Ozarks next week to celebrate their historic championship season when they greet fans in Springfield, Missouri, hometown of the team’s primary sponsor Bass Pro Shops.
Fans are invited to visit Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters on Monday, December 18 from 3-6 p.m. CST to meet Martin and the No. 78 team for a free autograph session. Martin’s 2017 Cup Series championship trophy and winning race car, which he drove to his eighth and championship-clinching victory last month at Homestead-Miami Speedway, will also be on display for fans as part of the celebration.
Fans can pick up a free wristband to guarantee an autograph with Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 78 team. 250 wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World entrance on December 18 starting at 7 a.m. CST. Fans who do not secure a wristband can still enter the autograph line for a chance to meet Martin and the No. 78 team as time allows. Autographs are limited to one per fan.
Martin Truex Jr. captured his first career NASCAR Cup Series Championship after finishing the season with a first-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway last month. Martin’s eighth victory in 2017 capped off a spectacular championship season where the No. 78 team led the Cup Series in many statistical categories including wins, top five finishes, top 10 finishes, laps led, fastest laps run, miles led and stage wins.
Bass Pro Shops and founder/CEO Johnny Morris have a long and passionate history in NASCAR and with Martin Truex Jr. In addition to serving as Martin’s first NASCAR sponsor, Bass Pro Shops and TRACKER Boats sponsored his back-to-back XFINITY championship seasons in 2004 and 2005. Bass Pro Shops recently announced it will continue sponsoring Martin and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team during the 2018 NASCAR season.
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About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”
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