Furniture Row Racing Tag

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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the sixth time this season, a pit road penalty handcuffed Martin Truex, Jr., and he once again remains a bridesmaid on short tracks, finishing an agonizing third behind fellow “Big Three” members Kevin Harvick and race winner Kyle Busch in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. It was Truex’s race to lose as he lead 162 of the first 203 laps, and swept both stages in the process. Without any hurdles, it appeared that his bid of finally capturing his first short trackRead 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 David Morgan, NASCAR Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – Martin Truex Jr’s impressive resume has one glaring omission: a short track win. After a late race crash in Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol, the drought continues for the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series champion. Truex found himself in position to finally break through, running in second-place with less than 100 laps to go, but contact from Kyle Busch off of Turn 4 sent Truex’s Toyota spinning into the inside wall on the frontstretch. He then bounced backRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Martin Truex, Jr. had an eventful afternoon in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Sunday, but not the kind of day he’d hope, finishing 14th after leading 25 of 200 laps. “We had a rough day for sure, everything that could go wrong, did. We got wrecked early by a rookie mistake underneath us and then ran out of gas – could have won the second stage, we just ran out of gas,” said Truex. “The Camry was fast and weRead More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Kentucky – Martin Truex Jr., made it a clean sweep at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. After starting from the pole, Truex won all three stages and successfully defended his victory from last year’s Quaker State 400. Truex led 174 laps en route to his fourth win of the season and his 19th career victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. “What a hell of a night this was,” Truex said. “We try to do this every single week but that just shows youRead More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Kentucky – Martin Truex Jr. didn’t need a dress rehearsal to put on a pole-winning performance at Kentucky Speedway on Friday. His lack of mock qualifying runs in practice did not affect the ultimate result – his first Busch Pole on the 1.5-mile track. The defending winner of the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart executed the fastest lap in Round 3 to win the pole for Saturday night’s race at the 1.5-mile track (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). ForRead 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 Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — The stars and cars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will take to the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday to do battle in the Overtons’ 400. The intermediate tracks that dominate the schedule sometimes seem one and the same, but the track 50 miles outside of Chicago has begun to take on a character all of its own as the racing surface ages and bumps develop aided by the harsh Midwest winters. The 2017 MENCS Champion and defending Chicagoland race-winner Martin TruexRead More