On Friday, April 8th USA Pickleball will take the game off the pickleball courts and onto the NASCAR track as Ryan Truex of Joe Gibbs Racing will drive the ShopUSAPickleball.com car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Call 811 Before You Dig 250 powered by Call 811.com at Martinsville Speedway at 7:30pm ET.

“As the fastest growing sport in America, naturally, we were thrilled when MTJ Merchandising presented to us the ShopUSAPickleball.com car they had created for Ryan Truex of Joe Gibbs Racing to run in the Xfinity Series at Martinsville Speedway,” said Justin Maloof, USA Pickleball COO. “This unique opportunity provides us with yet another way to gain exposure for the sport and continue to introduce the game to more audiences as NASCAR enthusiasts tune in on Friday night on Fox Sports 1.”

Pickleball and NASCAR enthusiasts will be able to visit ShopUSAPickleball.com to rally behind Ryan Truex and purchase a “Loud and Proud” Limited Edition Tee that features the USA Pickleball car.

“We’re excited to put ShopUSAPickleball.com as the primary sponsor on the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra for the Martinsville Xfinity Series race this Friday night,” said Todd Moore, President of MTJ Merchandising. “As USA Pickleball’s merchandising partner, our goal is to build awareness of the fastest growing sport in the United States, pickleball. We’re proud to extend the opportunity to USA Pickleball to have the recognition as the primary sponsor on Ryan’s race car this weekend.”

You may catch Ryan Truex dinking in the NASCAR garage prior to the race, so be sure to follow Joe Gibbs Racing and Ryan Truex as they provide real-time highlights on social media.

“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the No. 18 Toyota GR Supra on Friday night at Martinsville. Jason (Ratcliff) and the team at Joe Gibbs Racing continue to bring fast Toyota GR Supra’s to the track each weekend and I feel really confident that will continue at Martinsville,” said Ryan Truex. “It’s really cool to have USA Pickleball and ShopUSAPickleball.com on our Toyota this weekend. As America’s fastest-growing sport, they are making their venture into NASCAR, and hopefully, we can go out and put on a good show for them and grab that first win of the season.”

If you’re not yet one of the 4.8 million pickleball players across the nation, visit USAPickleball.org to learn how to play the game and follow @USAPickleball on Instagram and Twitter for live action from the track.

Race Info: 

The Call 811 Before You Dig 250 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

About USA Pickleball

The USA Pickleball Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) was established in 2005 to further the advancement of the sport on a national level. As the official governing body of pickleball in the United States, USA Pickleball promotes the growth of pickleball by maintaining the rules, setting player ratings, advancing the sport through its national network of 1,800 ambassadors, and sanctioning tournaments. Since 2013, USA Pickleball membership has grown 1,250% in its membership to nearly 57,000. More information can be found at usapickleball.org. Follow USA Pickleball on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Media Release: USA Pickleball