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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Truex Earns 1st Phoenix Top 5 In 8 Years, Furniture Row Racing Has Great Day

Avondale, AZ – Whenever adveristy hits Furniture Row Racing, they always deliver. Earlier this season, Cole Pearn’s friend passed away. Martin Truex Jr. would go on to win that race weekend at Watkins Glen. Then, a few weeks ago at Kansas, a key crew member passed away due to a heart attack the night before the race. Truex, would win a day later. On Friday, it was announced that team owner Barney Visser suffered a heart attack last weekend. Truex and Erik Jones delivered in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at the Phoenix…

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Rookies Erik Jones/Daniel Suarez Sleepers To Watch This Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – All the talk this weekend is on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and who the fourth driver will be that will advance to the Championship 4 next weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, two drivers are being completely overlooked and I think either could get their first career Cup victory in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) at the Phoenix Raceway. While no nonplayoff driver has won a Cup playoff race in over four years, I can see any one of the two rookies in Erik…

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Barney Visser Suffers a Heart Attack Last Saturday, Underwent Successful Surgery, Another String Of Bad Luck To FRR

Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser suffered a heart attack on Saturday Nov. 4 and underwent successful bypass surgery Monday Nov. 6 in Denver, Colo. Due to the recommended recovery period for the procedure, he will not attend the final two NASCAR Cup Series races — this weekend at Phoenix Raceway and next weekend’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway where his driver Martin Truex Jr. will be one of the Championship 4 finalists vying for the season title. Visser said he was not feeling well and experiencing numbness before checking…

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Auto Owners Insurance Adds More Races To Truex’ Sponsorship, The Full Season Is Now Funded For The No. 78 Toyota

When Barney Visser started Furniture Row Racing, he had to fund the team from his own business venture. Now, nearly a decade later, he’s found the funding to not have to put his own business on his race car. While some questioned the team shutting down the second car for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, especially with Furniture Row not being on the No. 78 Toyota. But, Visser earned the right to not have to fund his own car out of his own business’ pocket. 

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