Martin Truex Jr., the current points leader in the NASCAR Cup Series, has decided to continue his racing career with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2024 season.
Truex made the announcement about his contract extension after qualifying fifth for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Truex's teammate, Christopher Bell, was surprised by the news, stating that he was not expecting Truex to retire this year and believes he still has more wins ahead.
Despite being 43 years old, Truex has been performing exceptionally well this season, securing three wins and showing no signs of slowing down.
Truex had previously considered retirement but ultimately decided to continue racing, feeling it was the right choice to keep doing what he loves.
Team owner Joe Gibbs playfully nudged Truex to make his decision earlier this summer, urging him to continue racing as he is still making money and enjoying driving race cars.
Truex expressed his excitement about the upcoming season with Joe Gibbs Racing and is looking forward to continuing their successful partnership.
Truex took his time making the decision about his future, carefully considering his options before committing to another season of racing.
With only a few short tracks left on the schedule, Truex aims to maximize his winning potential and continue performing at a high level.
Truex's decision to re-sign with Joe Gibbs Racing showcases his determination and commitment to continue competing at the highest level of NASCAR racing.