Should Martin Truex Jr. find the need to move on, he will land somewhere, and it shouldn’t be a start and park ride. Just the idea that Truex and Gibbs are mentioned in the same conversation says something good about the driver.
For four seasons at MWR, and for a few at DEI, Truex has proven himself to be a solid journeyman at worst. There are far worse things you can say. One thing you can say is that anyone who can win on a road course has some serious racing chops. The Marietta, New Jersey native proved that this season at Sonoma.
You have to wonder what he might accomplish in top flight equipment. The truth is, Truex proved himself to be a professional in assisting in the rise of Michael Waltrip Racing. There were bumps and skids along the way, but he’s proven himself to be no worse than a top 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, and that’s not shabby.
As a fan of Joe Gibbs the man, it would be great to see Truex at JGR. you would certainly think Truex would also be a good fit for Furniture Row Racing with Barney Visser. He could also very well find himself staying with MWR, seeing them through a difficult time. Give him credit, he’s been a pro and has resisted raging about his circumstances. It’s not every driver who can maintain that.
It won’t be easy. Truex himself has said most drivers already know what they’re doing in 2014, and many teams are laying out their game plans. He would have some catching up to do.
Nonetheless- Martin Truex will be racing in 2014. That much seems cerrtain.