2004 #8 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet
COMPLETE!! In 2004 Martin Truex Jr. started out planning to run only a limited schedule, but more sponsorship materialized and he ended up running the full season under the Chance 2 banner (It's really a DEI car). That paid off as Martin took home a handful of wins and the series championship over Kyle Busch. While this is not the car Martin ran all season (He ran, if I recall correctly, 8 different cars) this is the one that was run the most, and the one I most associate with Martin (Besides the two-race only Long John Silver's car, which is my favorite, as LJS is my favorite fast food, build of that one is in the works) and this car, with some major tweaks, is his full-season car for 2005. I bet Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats were happy they decided to sponsor NASCAR's first Champion from New Jersey. In fact, they are sponsoring his 2005 Busch effort and his limited Cup effort leading to running for rookie of the year in 2006.