With sponsorship an issue, Martin Truex Jr. could switch teams for 2019

Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. wouldn’t rule out moving to a new team for 2019 as Furniture Row Racing continues to look for sponsorship.

When asked Friday what percentage he put on his chances to remain with the team, Truex was noncommittal.

“That’s hard to put a number on,” Truex said after practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. “Honestly, I really don’t know. I think in another week or two, I’ll have a better answer for you, a better percentage.

“Right now, we need sponsorship. That’s as simple as it gets. So it’s hard to say. Is there a 50 percent chance we get that in a couple weeks or is there a 100 percent chance or is there 2 percent, I don’t know. I can tell you that everything really is based upon that.”