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Report: Martin Truex, Jr. to Retire Following 2024 NASCAR Season

Photo Credit: Rusty Jones, LAT Images, Courtesy of Toyota Racing

Martin Truex, Jr. is expected to announce his retirement from full-time competition in the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend at Iowa Speedway, according to a report from Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic.

The 43-year-old driver has been the subject of retirement speculation for the last two years, and following the retirement of Kevin Harvick, is now the oldest full-time driver on the circuit.

A native of Mayetta, New Jersey, Truex is a 34-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series and secured his sole series championship with Furniture Row Racing in 2017.

Since the closure of Furniture Row Racing (FRR) post-2018, Truex has been with Joe Gibbs Racing, where he drives the No. 19 Toyota Camry XSE with sponsorship from Bass Pro Shops, Reser’s Fine Foods, and Auto-Owners Insurance.

In his 19th full-time season of Cup Series competition, Truex has yet to visit Victory Lane but sits inside the top-five in point standings with four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 16 races.

Since joining Joe Gibbs Racing, Truex has been the first runner-up in NASCAR Cup Series point standings on two occasions, in 2019 and 2021. With 15 victories for JGR, Truex is tied for fifth on the team’s wins list behind Kyle Busch, Dennny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, and Bobby Labonte.

According to the report from Bianchi, the leading candidate to replace Truex in the Joe Gibbs Racing entry is Chase Briscoe, who currently drives the No. 14 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing, which will close at season’s end.

Truex, 43, is expected to address the media on Friday (June 14) at 3:00 PM in the Iowa Speedway media center.

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