Taking after family history, Ryan Truex has ascended to the top of the motorsports ladder in just a few short years competing throughout the top tiers of the sport. Driving for several well-acclaimed teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Pastrana Waltrip Racing, BK Racing, Biagi Denbeste Racing and Hattori Racing Enterprises, Truex has made starts in all three top NASCAR series.
Truex kick-started his racing career by competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series in 2009 and 2010. Winning back-to-back championships in the series, Truex had already begun to make a name for himself in the motorsports industry before he even graduated high school.
In 2011 Truex made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing. Throughout the next two years he started in 13 NXS races, earning one pole award along with a career-best second-place finish. Making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2013, Truex continued to run on a part-time basis for the duration of the season.
After signing a developmental contract with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015, Truex returned to racing part-time in the NXS.
In 2016, he made the move back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and just completed a full-time run for the 2017 season. Coming off of a ninth-place finish in the NXS Playoffs, Truex now turns his focus back to the Xfinity Series. Taking over the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, Truex will try to etch his name in the history books and bring Kaulig Racing its first win, and hopefully, its first championship.
By bursting on to the NASCAR stage, RT has received such honors as being voted as one of five NEXT athletes by ESPN the Magazine and as a member of The Top 10 greatest drivers of the first 25 years of the NASCAR K&N Series.