By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr.’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2016 season has been one of the best in his career. The Furniture Row Racing driver has won four races, including two of the three races in the first round of the 2016 Chase.
Earlier this year, Furniture Row Racing announced the addition of Erik Jones and 5-Hour Energy to it’s 2017 lineup. Auto Owners Insurance, Bass Pro Shops, and Tanger Outlets joined the Mayetta, New Jersey native and Denver, Colorado based Furniture Row Racing as partners earlier in the year.
Today, Furniture Row Racing and Truex Jr. welcomed Maaco – North America’s Bodyshop to their growing list of partners. Maaco will be featured prominently on the rear quarter panels of Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry for the Bank of America 500.
Maaco is a part of the Driven Brands, Inc., and is Charlotte, N.C. based company. Maaco is currently ranked North America’s No. 1 auto paint and collision repair franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine. Maaco currently has over 485 franchises across the United States and Canada.
Jason Ryan, President of Maaco Paint and Collision was happy with the partnership.
“We’re proud to partner with Martin Truex, Jr., and Furniture Row Racing for the Charlotte race. He’s a great driver, and even more important, a great representative for the hundreds of Maaco franchisees. We look forward to seeing Martin and the No. 78 Furniture Row/Maaco car in Victory Lane.”
Truex Jr. was also proud of his team’s partnership with Maaco.
“Anytime you can have a Charlotte-based company displayed on your racecar it carries a special feeling of pride, knowing that you are being supported locally in the hub of NASCAR race. It is even more special to have Maaco, a leader in the industry, on our car at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is not only their home track, but is also a home track for the majority of the driver competing this weekend.”
In 29 races this season, Truex has three poles, four victories, seven top fives, and 15 Top 10s.
Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing now look to repeat the dominant performance they had Memorial Day weekend in the Coca-Cola 600, where Truex led 392 of 400 laps, for a total of 588 of the 600 miles, breaking two all-time NASCAR records in the process. Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing are using the same car in Saturday night’s race that they dominated with Coca-Cola 600.