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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 11: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning  the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 11: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Martin Truex, Jr. to Decide on 2023 Plans

[Kyle] Busch and [Martin] Truex are not signed for 2023 at Joe Gibbs Racing. And [Stewart-Haas Racing] is the one team with a known job opening, as Aric Almirola already announced that this is his final full-time year.

JGR owner Joe Gibbs said a week ago that he was confident the team would find sponsorship for Busch (Mars is leaving after this year) and retain him.

Truex’s situation is nowhere near as tense. The 2017 Cup champion turns 42 later this year and must decide in the next couple of months whether he wants to continue as a full-time Cup driver. If he does, his sponsors are expected to stay with him.

Truex has said he plans to take all the time he can to make a decision, and it likely will come down to what he believes he can accomplish, as NASCAR has transitioned to the new Next Gen car this season.

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