Martin Truex Jr. feels ‘his time has come’ as the NextGen car questions his future in NASCAR

Read to know why Marti Truex Jr. feels like his time might come to end in NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. who sports the No.19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing seems pretty unsure about his future in NASCAR Cup Series behind the wheel. He reportedly said that the NextGen car might be an indication of the beginning of his end.

The veteran racer admitted that a decision regarding his future will have to be made soon as he certainly feels like he’s getting too old to be racing. He has had a pretty decent season so far in 2022, he placed 7th in Sundays’ Echopark Automotive Texas Grand Prix. He also bagged a top 10 position twice in the Pennzoil 400 and Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500. Unfortunately, he ended up getting disqualified during the Ruoff Mortgage 500.

“I don’t know when that is but I’ll have to have this conversation I’m sure pretty soon here,” says Martin Truex Jr. when asked about his retirement

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. who has been racing for over 19 years feels like his time has come with the NextGen car being something that he doesn’t quite go well with. Reportedly, he said that his longevity in NASCAR could be determined by the new car and that he likes the new car and enjoys racing in it, he also added that he loves working with the team.

“I would say, yes it would. It will, I think, and that’s a fair question. I think, look at the new car, see what it’s like, go racing, hopefully, it’s fun, hopefully, I have as much fun as I have driven these things. I love working with my team,” said Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.’s No.19 Toyota Camry on COTA

He further added that he loves working with the team and would continue racing as long as it’s fun and right now he’s only doing that because he wants to keep racing and winning championships. Martin Truex Jr was also asked whether he had discussed it with the team and he replied that soon he’ll start getting prodded by the team and that he’ll have a deadline and he doesn’t know when but is positive that it’ll be soon.

“I still love racing, but for sure, that’s going to be a big deal. If it’s not fun, I won’t hang around too long. I don’t have to do this anymore. I’m still around because I really want to do this and continue winning races and hopefully, more championships,” says Martin Truex Jr.

Pretty soon because I’m pretty sure I’m going to start getting pressure from the team, they have to plan. So there always comes a deadline. I don’t know when that is but I’ll have to have this conversation I’m sure pretty soon here,” added Martin Truex Jr.

With 31 victories in the span of 19 years and titled NASCAR Champion of 2017, he surely will leave behind his legacy and is bound to be in the Hall of Fame.

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