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MWR Reaches Contract Extension With Truex Jr

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. [1]Michael Waltrip Racing has reached a contract extension with Martin Truex Jr to keep him in the No. 56 NAPA Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series, according to ESPN.com [2].

MWR has scheduled a press conference to announced upcoming 2013 plans and unveil a car at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

Truex Jr is arguably having a career-best season, with five top 5s and 13 top 10s. He has been in the top 10 in points since the second week of the season. He currently sits 15th in the standings, 51 points ahead of 10th place. He can clinch a Chase spot with a finish of 14th place or better in the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta.