The Athletic reports that Martin Truex, Jr is has decided not to return to racing next season and will announce his retirement this weekend at Iowa Speedway.

“Truex’s departure creates a coveted opening at Joe Gibbs Racing, regarded as one of NASCAR’s elite organizations. The team is not expected to name Truex’s replacement immediately, but Chase Briscoe is considered one of the leading candidates to fill the vacancy, sources briefed on the team’s plans said.”

Truex has a media availability scheduled for 4:00pm/et Friday at the track.


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