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As 600th start nears, Martin Truex Jr. unsure of Cup future

Martin Truex Jr. will make his 600th NASCAR Cup Series start Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Truex, the 2017 Cup champion, has had success at the St. Louis area track, winning an Xfinity Series event on the 1.25-mile oval back in 2004.

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But that was a long way in the past. And with the end of his contract as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing nearing, the future is what’s on Truex’s mind.

“I think about it every day,” Truex told reporters Friday at Gateway. “We’re working on it. I should know something soon.”

Truex, a 31-time winner in the Cup Series, said he is “taking it all into account” and admitted weighing the positives and negatives.

“It’s a big decision and a lot of factors,” he said. “I would say within a couple weeks, you guys will know what I’m doing.”

Asked if his upcoming choice would depend more on personal aspirations and quality of life than any financial factors, Truex said that would be a fair statement.

“Everybody asks me, but I still don’t have any news,” he said. “I’ll let you know when I find out.”