CORNELIUS, N.C. — As the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS team hauler makes its way to Phoenix International Raceway, its driver Martin Truex Jr. is packing another truck that will travel to New Jersey carrying supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims.
The Mayetta, N.J. native and his Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, 156 Cayuga Dr. Mooresville, N.C. is accepting non-perishable items to deliver to Truex’s hometown in the next week or so.
The foundation’s relief fund has raised more than $17,000 since Truex appealed for help to the region. The fans responded and Michael Waltrip Racing joined Truex in matching all donations.
“I am so humbled by all the donations we received last week from our NASCAR fans,” said Truex whose family fishing business suffered damage, but escaped the serious harm that occurred less than a mile away.
“I’ve heard a lot of stories from friends and family about folks who lost everything due to the storm. It’s going to take time and a lot of hard work to get these people back t...