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LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 18: Tommy Joe Martins, driver of the #44 AAN Adjusters Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 18, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 18: Tommy Joe Martins, driver of the #44 AAN Adjusters Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 18, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Martins Motorsports Running Multiple Drivers for 2022 Xfinity Series Season

Tommy Joe Martins confirmed on Twitter that there will be multiple drivers running the No. 44 Chevrolet for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Last month, Martins admitted he was at a crossroads as a driver, believing it was going to take a driver with funding to continue Martins Motorsports’ program.

“What I know in my heart is that Tommy Joe Martins, the driver, is probably never going to raise enough money for us to consistently not have to worry about it every year,” Martins said in June. “I think for our team, we would need some level of about half a million to a million dollars of sponsorship per year to be in a good spot. I’m never going to raise that kind of money; I never have.

“I just know that I have what is a partial season in sponsorship, really. It’s probably another funded driver that can come in here and pay the bills for us. I think as good as I am behind the wheel, I think I’m also a good general manager for this race team. I think I have enough business sense to realize that.”

Martins added he will roll out a driver lineup within the next month.