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Martin’s moment: Behind the scenes of Truex’s return to JGR No. 19 team

News of Martin Truex Jr.’s return to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 team next season came last Friday at Nashville Superspeedway in a short and sweet statement: “I’m coming back.” Monday, JGR pulled the curtain back on the moment when the 41-year-old driver shared that news with his crew.

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Truex, nearly midway through his 17th full season in the NASCAR Cup Series, will be back for his fifth year with Coach Joe Gibbs’ organization. In his brief address to his crew, he expressed his gratitude for his team’s effort and said, “Look forward to going out on top, hopefully.”

Truex won both stages in Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville before slipping to a 22nd-place finish. He sits seventh in the Cup Series standings, still seeking his first win of the 2022 campaign.