Can Martin Truex Jr. Go Back-to-Back in the Coca-Cola 600?

If you ask me, go ahead and give Martin Truex Jr. the checkered flag and race winning trophy for this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, I know that anything can happen and that seems premature to say, but is there a driver right now that enters this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with as much momentum as the Furniture Row Racing driver? Truex, won the last points paying race at Kansas earlier this month. He also has two wins all season, both on 1.5-mile…

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Why the Spring Kansas Race Owes Martin Truex Jr. a Win This Weekend

The next stop on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is this weekend at the Kansas Speedway for the first night race of the season. With that being said, one driver comes to mind as the odds on favorite – Martin Truex Jr. Last year, Truex had this race all but won on the 1.5-mile track. He started on the pole and dominated leading all but a handful of laps before what should have been his final pit stop of the night. Instead of cruising to an easy victory…

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Furniture Row Racing Strong Weekend So Far in Richmond

Last weekend at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Furniture Row Racing was stellar. Martin Truex Jr. and his teammate Erik Jones ran inside the top five for most of the afternoon in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500, before Jones had an issue and Truex was caught speeding on pit road. Truex though, led 116 of the 500 laps at Bristol and finished eighth while Jones came home 17th. But, in practice they were strong too. 

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Erik Jones Quietly Making Himself a Contender at Bristol This Weekend

Typically, rookies don’t fare well at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. It’s a daunting place that chews up and spits out the best of the drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But, after all three practice sessions so far this weekend at the high banked .533-mile Tennessee short track, a rookie is shining. Erik Jones was fastest in the lone practice session of the day on Friday afternoon, then he backed that up with even more speed and was second fastest in the first of two practice sessions…

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Toyota’s Have Been Strong This Weekend at Bristol

It hasn’t been the year so far that Toyota’s have wanted. In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action, they’d won just one race thus far and that’s when Martin Truex Jr. dominated at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Outside of that race, and Kyle Busch leading a ton of laps at Phoenix a week later, Toyota’s have struggled to run up front. Really, outside of those two drivers, the four other Toyota drivers among the Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing camps have struggled in 2017.

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Toyota’s Phenomenal 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season may not have ended the way that Toyota or its talented pool of drivers had hoped it would, with Chevrolet driver Jimmie Johnson hoisting the championship trophy at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, but the manufacturer can certainly hold its head high after another dominating season in NASCAR’s premiere series. Toyota dominated over its two competing manufacturers, Chevrolet and Ford, in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, winning 16 of the season’s 36 races. That’s remarkable. Additionally, Toyota drivers led an astounding…

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Jones Signing With Furniture Row Racing, Move Evidence for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brilliance

I wrote last month that it was clear that the alliance between Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing had more to do with driver lineups than a technical side. JGR needed FRR for a place to grow and put their current talented stable of young drivers. Right now, the four drivers on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series side for JGR aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are all in their mid to lower 30’s. With them being in their prime, and thriving at…

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