Visser Says Todd Berrier Signing Really Turned FRR Into Championship Contender

Furniture Row Racing came onto the NASCAR scene in 2006. In a day and age where start and parks were a prominent part of the back of any NASCAR field, FRR jumped in and hoped that a business model of that sort could get them off the ground. It wasn’t until 2010 that they started all 36 races. One year later they got their first top 10 finish. In 2006, they attempted to qualifying for all 36 races. They were a DNQ in 17 of them. Same for 2007 too.…

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Furniture Row Racing Trying Not To Get Too Emotional In Final Start This Weekend At Homestead

It helps that they’re going for a championship for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway or it would be a highly emotional one for Furniture Row Racing. See, FRR is shutting their doors for good once Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is over. In fact, the doors are likely already shut as the team departed for South Florida on Wednesday morning. The emotional goodbyes from the Colorado shop were already in store as the team embarks on a second consecutive…

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Truex’s Best Options Rely On Toyota, Daniel Suarez And/Or Kurt Busch, Here’s Why

The rumor mill was spinning the last few weeks and the news that everyone expected but didn’t really think would happen did on Tuesday when Furniture Row Racing announced that they will cease operations at the end of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Part of that news means that the driver, Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief Cole Pearn, will be free agents at the end of the year as well. The only problem now for those two is, where do they go and remain relevant.…

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Furniture Row Racing To Cease Operations After 2018 Season, Main Takeaways From Shocking Announcement

A few weeks ago, Furniture Row Racing put out a statement that despite reports of the contrary, that they will be back in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Well, that plan was short lived. On Tuesday, FRR issued a new statement saying the opposite. The defending Cup Series championship will cease operations at the end of the current season.  “This was obviously a painful decision to arrive at knowing how it will affect a number of quality and talented people,” team team owner Barney Visser said in…

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Furniture Row Racing Makes It Clear That They Will Be Back In NASCAR For 2019

Lets be up front here, Furniture Row Racing had never made any comments prior to Wednesday that their future in NASCAR was rocky. That’s why their statement that they made was a bit shocking as they made it clear that they will indeed be back on a full time capacity for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “Furniture Row Racing continues to develop sponsorship opportunities for 2019 and beyond,” a statement from the team read. “We have aligned ourselves with great partners over the years and are very…

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5-hour Energy Joins Lowe’s, Won’t Return To NASCAR In 2019, Both Are Sponsors Of Last 2 Cup Champions

Despite winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, 5-hour Energy and Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that the sponsor won’t be returning to the team or the sport in general next season. The move comes as a shocker as the sponsor has been in the sport for the last several years and was part of a championship winning team just one season ago. This year, 5-hour Energy had even more of a presence on the No. 78 Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr. as they sponsored the…

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5 Storylines For Furniture Row Racing For 2018 Cup Season

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season couldn’t have gone any better for Furniture Row Racing. Erik Jones was solid as a rookie in the second car while Martin Truex Jr. won the season championship in his No. 78 Toyota. Now, how can they back up what they did in 2017 with another magical season in 2018? Here are their five storylines. 

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins Ford EcoBoost 400, Earns 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship

Homestead, Fla – NASCAR is rejoicing. The Cinderella team that was the most dominant team during the entire course of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was crowned the champion on Sunday evening at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. crossed the finish line first among the other three Championship 4 contenders and hoisted the Cup championship trophy for the first time of his career as a result. It’s fitting too, as the car that was the fastest all season long was the fastest when it counted in the…

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Truex The Ultimate Feel Good Story For This Year’s Championship

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing win the feel good story of the year. While they’re not necessarily owed the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, they’ve certainly earned it. They’ve also earned the championship in feel good moments too. For Truex, what an amazing story he is. In 2013, he thought he made the playoffs. Unfortunately, amid a cheating scandal not of his doing, he was taken back out. He would lose his sponsor NAPA, then his team in Michael Waltrip Racing due to the aftermath of…

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Furniture Row Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing Came a Long Way Towards Cup Success

If you go back to almost a decade ago, if I told you Furniture Row Racing and Haas CNC Racing would be competing among as two of the four teams vying for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, you would have called me crazy. By 2008, FRR had been a DNQ for over 30 races in a span of two seasons. At the same time, Haas CNC had a six year average finish in the Cup Series of 26th. Neither team was a top 20 contender, let alone…

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