Charlotte, NC – According to reports from several media time Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2012.
MWR has scheduled a press conference for Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, the site of this weekend's Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series races.
Martin, 52, is in his third year as driver of the No.5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Kasey Kahne is taking over driving duties of that car, starting next year. Martin has previously said he wants to run a limited Sprint Cup schedule after he leaves Hendrick. He has also considered running partial schedules in Nationwide and truck.
David Reutimann is currently behind the wheel of the No.00 car, but Reutimann's future with MWR is not known at this time. He is now 28th in points, with just two top-10 finishes so far this season.
Reutimann has driven for MWR since 2007. He has also given the racing organization its first two wins in NASCAR's premier series (Charlotte in May 2009 and Chicagoland in July 2010).
Driver/owner Michael Waltrip will likely drive the No.00 car in all four restrictor-plate races (two at Daytona and two at Talladega) next season.
Martin drove a limited Cup schedule for Ginn Racing/Dale Earnhardt Inc. from 2007-08 before signing with Hendrick for the 2009 season.