Truex nearing decision on EGR future

CONCORD, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. will decide whether to return to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in the next few weeks.

Truex, a disappointing 19th in the Sprint Cup points standings heading into Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, said Thursday he was close to making a decision on his future.

But he didn't give any hints about where he might end up next season.

Truex signed a one-year contract last year to remain with Dale Earnhardt Inc., hoping to help turn around the struggling team. But DEI merged with Chip Ganassi Racing a few months later, creating some chaos that may have contributed to Truex's poor season.

His performance now has him at forefront of free agent rumors and speculation.