Rookie has developmental deal with Richard Petty Motorsports RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Ryan Truex 's rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has not gone as he would have liked, and the 22-year-old has found himself out of a ride at BK Racing. Truex told The Press of Atlantic City , a newspaper in New Jersey, that he has parted ways with the team for which he drove the No. 83 Toyota in 23 races this season. He was on the initial entry list for this weekend's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway but has since been replaced by Travis Kvapil , as he was last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway . "I gave it my best effort and they gave me my first full-time Sprint Cup ride, and I'll always be grateful for that," Truex told the newspaper during an appearance at an annual fan event put on by his brother, Martin Truex Jr .'s, foundation. "But we decided it was time to part ways and move toward the future." In his 23 starts , Truex had an average finish of 35.6. His best result was a 20th-place finish in August at Pocono Raceway . "It's been an up-and-down season for sure," Truex said. "It was my first full season in any of the top three series ever, so it's been a learning curve for me. Being a rookie and being out there and getting the experience was the biggest thing." What's next for Truex ? He does have a developmental deal that he inked with Richard Petty Motorsports last year. The two-car organization has an opening in its Sprint Cup garage following the announcement earlier this month that Marcos Ambrose was leaving the team. "That's a long deal, it's a multi-year deal," Truex said. "Hopefully we can do something with it. There's a lot of things going on. I think I have a solid future with them." MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Ryan Truex cuts a tire down and hits the wall bringing out the caution, and maybe a break for Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Ryan Truex cuts down a tire and ends up in the wall.
Bowman has not yet made a Sprint Cup Series start; Truex has three career Cup starts
Ryan Truex slams into the wall during early practice. Truex climbed out of his car and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Ryan Truex , Timothy Peters, and Ross Chastain all crash as a result of Truex flat tire.
Aerodynamics may have been the culprit as Ryan Truex spins after battling for position with Aric Almirola early in the race.
Ryan Truex hits the wall in Turn 2 after having a right-front tire go down.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender ran 23 of 27 races in 2014
Furniture Row Racing driver led 28 laps on Saturday in runner-up finish Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live " Vote: Ultimate Daytona Challenge DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For a driver that was out front for one lap all of last season, leading a race-high 28 laps in the span of one night marked a refreshing change for Martin Truex Jr. Though the strong performance came in the non-points Sprint Unlimited, Truex was able to take some encouraging vibes from Saturday night's second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway. At the same time, the heartening result carried a bittersweet feel, coming home just car-lengths behind race winner Matt Kenseth at the checkered flag. "Well, it feels good and bad," Truex said. "To lead all those laps and come home second, it stings a little bit, but honestly after the year and a half I've had -- on and off the race track -- that was a lot of fun. This team really needed that; I really needed that. This is the most fun I've had in a race car in a long, long time." Truex kicked off his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with Furniture Row Racing on an up note, bearing a sharp contrast to the No. 78 Chevrolet team's mighty struggles in 2014. In addition to his laps led tally being singular -- Truex led Lap 163 at Talladega Superspeedway last October -- instead of plural, he also netted just one top-five finish, a fourth place at Kansas Speedway in the fall. The off-track hardships Truex referenced were shouldered by his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Pollex was in Daytona for Saturday night's exhibition, and Truex gave her and the fans braving the chilly temperatures a show. Truex lined up 10th after a random draw for starting position, but took the point for the first time by Lap 11. His car was one of the few in the 25-car field able to carve through traffic and change lanes with relative aplomb -- experience, he said, that should carry over as the rest of Speedweeks head toward its pinnacle, the Feb. 22 Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET, FOX). Truex's primary Daytona 500 car encountered a small setback during Saturday's early practices when the No. 78 crew discovered a crack in the oil pan. The team did not have to change engines, keeping the driver's confidence up. "I learned a lot tonight that's going to help us throughout the week, mostly next Sunday for the race," said Truex , who started second in the 500 last season. "Obviously we learned a lot about our race car. We learned that it is fast. It's got speed. But honestly it's been a long time really, a couple years, since I had a car that I could make moves like that with, you know, make moves to take the lead, hold guys off for the lead, be able to run at the front all night long. So I learned a lot." But the learning experience wasn't limited to Truex's feel behind the wheel. The exhibition also gave the driver a test run in communicating with new crew chief Cole Pearn, making his debut atop the pit box. "That's kind of what we wanted to do," Pearn said, "going back to being able to run this race, is just trying to figure out what you have to do as far as what position you need to be in to get a good result and how the car's going to handle. … I think from that, it was a good test and honestly, pretty pleased with the results, so I think we can use this information to roll forward the rest of the week." MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule