DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Martin Truex Jr. will be named on Tuesday the newest addition to Michael Waltrip Racing, multiple sources confirmed on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Truex is in the final year of his contract with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. NAPA, the long-time sponsor of team owner Michael Waltrip, will be become his primary sponsor.
Waltrip will move from a full-time to part-time schedule that will include the Daytona 500 in February. He could remain in his familiar No. 55 with Truex taking another number, possibly the No. 56.
Truex’s younger brother, 17-year-old Ryan, already is a developmental driver for MWR.