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JR Motorsports enjoys 2014 season to remember

Less than a week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller were standing on stage celebrating their first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with driver Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives. For an organization that started out in Late Models, the road to JR Motorsports' first NASCAR championship was one that took years to develop, with a few bumps in the road...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Focused on 2015 Following Season-Ending Race; Furniture Row Driver Finishes 17th in South Florida

Martin Truex Jr. ended the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season Sunday with a 17th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.   Truex, who qualified 10th for the Ford EcoBoost 400, fought handling issues throughout the 267-lap race on the 1.5-mile oval.   His No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, suffered fender damage early, which made the car tight. The fender problem...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Earnhardt-Miller says JR Motorsports has been “Labor of Love” to become champions

For most eyes focused on JR Motorsports, the road to a championship with Chase Elliott began 12 months ago, when JRM was able to sign NAPA Auto Parts to a deal to sponsor Elliott. “This year having NAPA on board, really 12 months ago not really having anything together for Chase or this team, it’s kind of surreal to be here and be champions with an 18-year-old driver and a sponsor...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Homestead Best-Performing Track for Truex Jr.

Why does Martin Truex Jr. rave about Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale? For starters it’s been his best-performing racetrack in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.   In nine starts at the 1.5-mile oval, the Furniture Row Racing driver has garnered three top-fives, seven top-10s and a finishing average of 9.2.   The 9.2 finishing average is...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Fights Back From Car Damage to Finish 12th in Arizona

Martin Truex Jr. came home with a 12th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. But the Furniture Row Racing driver felt the final result could have been much better had it not been for an incident on Lap 213 of 312.   While running in the top-five, Truex’s left-rear fender took a hit by the No. 18 car (Kyle Busch) during a restart at...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Pleased With Performance Spike, But Not Recent Finishes

Closing the deal in the last three Sprint Cup Series races has been a thorn for Martin Truex Jr. and the single-car Furniture Row Racing team.   Truex, who had a 10.2 finishing average in the first five races of the Chase, has hit a final-result impasse even though the performance level has picked up with his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet.    “We had good runs...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trapped in Traffic Halts Potential Top-10 for Truex Jr.

It was a chilly day at Texas Motor Speedway, but when the AAA Texas 500 was nearing its completion the racing action was at a fever pitch.   Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., who qualified eighth and ran in or near the top-10 for the majority of the race, got stuck in traffic during the final green-white-checkered restart. He was credited with a 19th-place finish in Sunday...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Aiming to Recapture Momentum in Texas

If there’s one thing that Martin Truex Jr. wants to achieve in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race it’s to see his mojo return after it took a two-week hiatus due to uncontrollable circumstances.   “We had something going for five straight races then came a superspeedway and a short track and we were bitten by each,” said Truex, driver of the No. 78 Furniture...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. Finally Wins At Martinsville

The Sprint Cup drivers were back to the paperclip track in Martinsville for 500 laps of action packed racing.  Jamie McMurray picked off the pole for this event. The race started off with Jamie McMurray leading laps as Martin Truex Jr. picked an early tire rub problem and then at lap 4 is was a real early caution for Alex Bowman that spun out.  The raced restarted and Matt Kenseth...
Via The Pit Stop
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS/NSCS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Martinsville Speedway

From NASCAR’s biggest track to NASCAR’s shortest track, it’s time for the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series drivers to keep the excitement going as the year draws closer to the end.   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner picked Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. The ThorSport Racing teammates have had success at Martinsville before, both posting wins previously...
Via On Pit Road
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to Normalcy, Truex Jr. Ready to Resume Momentum

After seeing his recent momentum stalled during the final two laps at Talladega, Martin Truex Jr. is ready to resume where he left off before the folly at the Alabama superspeedway.   “We have to put Talladega behind us,” said the Furniture Row Racing driver. “We finished 27th there but could have easily had a top-five had it not been for those last two laps. All I care about...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS/NCWTS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Talladega Superspeedway

As we look towards the next event on the NASCAR schedule, the fantasy pickers at OnPitRoad.com have filed their picks for another weekend.   Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner and Justin Tucker picked the ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Both have ran well at Talladega in the past, and are having good seasons to date so far in sitting first and second...
Via On Pit Road
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

On Saturday night while the brawl broke out, Kevin Harvick would hold off all charges to score the victory and secure his way into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.   The Picks Justin Tucker picked Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards. Logano finished fourth with Johnson 17th and Edwards eighth. Points: 40+27+37=104 Terry Wagner picked Brad Keselowski...
Via On Pit Road
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Has Pragmatic Approach to Talladega

Will it be a morale booster or a morale buster?   That’s the $64,000 question for 43 of the best stock car drivers as they approach Sunday’s Geico 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.   For Martin Truex Jr., who has been on a mini roll since the Chase playoffs began five races ago, is hoping that it’s the former, but the Furniture Row Racing driver...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr.’s Fast Race Car Battles Back from Adversity to Finish 14th

Martin Truex Jr. had another fast car but two unscheduled visits to pit road dropped him to a 14th-place finish in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.   Truex, who was coming off two top-10 finishes (7th at Dover and 4th at Kansas), ran a good part of the 334-lapper in the top 10, including a race-high of fourth.   "...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reaching Goals is the Focus for Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing

There’s nothing like seeing a goal come to fruition. Just ask Martin Truex Jr.   “Yes, we’re running better right now but more importantly we are on schedule with our recent goal,” said Truex. “When the Chase started we wanted to prove that we had the knowledge and talent to become a Chase contender in 2015. We knew the final 10 races would be a good barometer to start...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. to Conduct Public Autograph Session at Charlotte's Furniture Row

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet,  will conduct a public autograph session in Charlotte, Saturday, Oct 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET.   The special event will take place at Furniture Row's Oak Express store, located at 8215 Ikea Blvd (see directions below).   Fans attending the autograph session will be treated to free hot dogs...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Taking Recent Surge to Kansas

In the past three Sprint Cup Series races, Martin Truex Jr. has driven his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet to finishes of 14th (Chicago), 12th (New Hampshire) and seventh (Dover) for a three-race average of 11.0.   The 11.0 finishing average was better than 10 of the 16 Chase drivers in the first round of the playoffs.    Taking a quick, huge leap in performance...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Heading to Home Track With 'Chase Numbers'

While Martin Truex Jr. might not be overjoyed with finishes of 14th and 12th in the last two Sprint Cup Series races, eight or half of the 16-driver Chase field would welcome the 62 points that the Furniture Row Racing driver accrued in Chicago and New Hampshire.   After Sunday’s AAA 400 race at Dover International Speedway, the Chase field will be reduced from 16 to 12 drivers...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR drivers showing support for Sherry Pollex in New Hampshire

NASCAR teams are showing their support for Sherry Pollex, as Martin Truex Jr.'s longtime girlfriend continues her fight with ovarian cancer. A number of cars at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will feature a teal ribbon - the official color of ovarian cancer awareness - with Pollex's name.  
Via Shake and Bake
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Down 2 Laps, Truex Jr. Charges to 14th-Place Finish

Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing took advantage of a break late in the race as the single car team dashed from two laps down to a 14th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.   “The finish wasn’t what we wanted, but we made something good out of it,” said Truex.   Down two laps and positioned in the low to mid 20s, it appeared that...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Best RaceDay features: Martin Truex Jr. opens up about year of struggles

FOX Sports 1's NASCAR RaceDay pre-race show on Sunday had plenty to discuss as the Sprint Cup Series prepared for the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway. In a sit-down interview Martin Truex Jr. reflects on a year's worth of struggles going back to the 'Spingate' controversy and the medical issues facing his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex.  The NASCAR...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing Have Own Chase in Remaining 10 Races

As the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season counts down with 10 races remaining, Martin Truex Jr. and the Furniture Row Racing team are looking for the breakthrough race that will launch them to another level of competition.   According to Truex, not qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup season championship has no bearing on the team’s desire and work ethic during the homestretch...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Finishes 25th in Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. finished 25th in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.   Truex, who qualified 29th, could not get his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet untracked at the .75-mile oval.   And adding to Truex’s despair he was called for a pit-road speeding penalty, which cost him to go another lap down.   “There’s really...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Stakes are High for Truex Jr. in Richmond

For Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race is equivalent to the bottom of the ninth in baseball, the 18th hole in golf and sudden death in hockey.   Yes, in order for Truex to make NASCAR’s Chase in his No. 78 Chevrolet he will need to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the final stop before the start...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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