Martin Truex, Jr. drives the number 56 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing and on Wednesday he will be in the front seat at the grand opening of the Bass Pro Shops in Utica, New York.

Truex is filling in for fellow racer Tony Stewart, who had to cancel his appearance as he continues to recover from leg surgery.


Tony Stewart Appearance At Bass Pro Shops Opening Cancelled

Bass Pro Shops is opening on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 . The highly anticipated Conservation Night, part of the opening and scheduled to feature celebrities from many fields, will be less one personality, Tony Stewart .


Truex, who funds the Martin Truex Jr Foundation and the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Unit at Southern Ocean County Hospital in N.J, has shown his commitment to conservation by taking a "walk the walk" approach, investing in technologies like solar power to bring NASCAR to the next level in adopting more environmentally friendly practices.

Bass Pro Shops is among his sponsors.

Conservation Night activities will begin at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the new location opening in Riverside Center.