Martin Truex Jr. announces he’ll be back with JGR in 2024

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 23: Martin Truex Jr (#19 Joe Gibbs Racing Bass Pro Shops Toyota) looks on during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 on June 23, 2023, at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, TN. (Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr. put questions about his immediate future to rest on Saturday, confirming he will return to Joe Gibbs Racing for another NASCAR Cup Series season next year.

The driver of the No. 19 Toyota has won three times this season, at Dover, Sonoma and New Hampshire, to bring his career victory total to 34. Truex won the series championship in 2017 and currently leads the series standings with four races left in the regular season.

Next season will be his fifth with JGR.

“I’m ready, and I’m excited and I’ve got a great thing going,” Truex said on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

Truex said he signed his new contract on Friday. The deal is for one year, as is his agreement for 2023.

“Honestly, I’ve been leaning that way for a couple of weeks, and I was like OK, I kept thinking about it and seeing if something changed and nothing changed, so I was like

‘Here we go, let’s do it.’”