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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 38 Years in Cup: 15 Career Wins: 19 Biggest Accomplishment: 2017 Cup Series Champion A novel couldn’t told quite the tale that Martin Truex, Jr.’s fascinating NASCAR career has gone through his entire career. This past season, Truex came into 2018 with an all-time high in confidence and poised for a strong title defense. While that remained true,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – If there was a sentimental favorite to win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing were that favorite. With the impending closure of the team at the end of the season, it would have been a storybook finish to see Truex, crew chief Cole Pearn, owner Barney Visser and the entire organization raise the trophy for the second year in a row before riding off into the sunset and into the annals of NASCAR history.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – When the checkered flag flies on Sunday, the book will finally be closed on Furniture Row Racing as the team will be shuttering its doors over the offseason regardless if they win a second-straight title or not. Ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars hitting the track for the first time, team president Joe Garone addressed the team’s closure and how they have been rallying around each other in the final days. “It’s been brutal at the end here. But inRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Since Furniture Row Racing announced they would be shutting down at the end of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the dynamic duo of Martin Truex, Jr. and Cole Pearn have been rumored to be moving in house to Joe Gibbs Racing for 2019. After months of speculation, the move is now official as the team announced that Truex and Pearn would be taking over the No. 19 Toyota next season. “Anytime you have an opportunity to bring two people of this caliber intoRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor “He may have won the battle, but he ain’t winning the damn war,” Martin Truex, Jr. said after the conclusion of Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville. Minutes earlier, Truex, who had driven from the back of the pack to the lead on the last lap, found himself at the receiving end of Joey Logano’s bumper in Turn 3, dropping him from a chance at a win and a berth in the Championship 4 at Homestead to a third-place finish. While Logano was celebrating his winRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Handling issues kept Martin Truex, Jr. in the back of the pack for much of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion lost much of his cushion over the cutoff for the Round of Eight. With his No. 78 Bass Pro Shops / 5-hour Energy Toyota Camry ‘bouncing’ in the rear of the field, there was not much Truex could do. With the juggernaut of Stewart-Haas Racing dominating the entire race, and a disorganized pack, the points swungRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Less than a year after ascending to the top of the NASCAR mountain, Furniture Row Racing announced Tuesday that the team will be closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, citing a lack of funding to be able to field a competitive team. “This is not good for anybody,” said team owner Barney Visser. “The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as a competitive team and I’m not going to doRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The Overton’s 400 was almost a case of going from worst to first for Martin Truex, Jr. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver had plenty of speed, but not enough to contend for the victory. After the final restart, Truex battled with Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, and eventual race winner Kyle Busch. He pushed Logano into the lead with his No. 78 5-hour Energy / Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry. Truex hovered just outside the top-five for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — For the second time in his career, Martin Truex, Jr. scored a win at Sonoma Raceway, ending the streak of nine different winners in nine years. After being heartbroken last year, Truex spoke about his two wins during the press conference, saying how he still recalls winning in 2013 for at the time, Michael Waltrip Racing, and treats each win as if it’ll be his last. “I remember that win like it was yesterday. It was huge,” said Truex. “I really feelRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SONOMA, Calif. – Using a contrarian strategy that included bluffing Kevin Harvick onto pit road earlier than planned in the final stage of Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, Martin Truex Jr. pulled off a convincing victory in the 16th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. On Lap 73, during the final stage of the race, Truex’s crew chief, Cole Pearn, ordered the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to pit road. On the spur of the moment, Harvick’s crew chief, Rodney Childers, optedRead More