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Furniture Row Racing

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A former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series owned by Barney Visser. The team won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, and closed following the 2018 season.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Furniture Row Racing page on 9 July 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Furniture Row Racing (FRR) was an American professional stock car racing team that competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 2005 to 2018. The team was owned and sponsored by Furniture Row, a U.S. furniture store chain, and was based in Furniture Row's home city of Denver, Colorado, being the only NASCAR team headquartered west of the Mississippi River. FRR most recently fielded the No. 78 Toyota Camry full-time for Martin Truex Jr.. FRR won their first championship in 2017 with Truex, becoming the first winner of the Cup Series under Monster Energy sponsorship. The team was also the first single-car team ever to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, which it did in 2013 with Kurt Busch and again in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 with Truex.

From 2016 to 2018 Furniture Row Racing had a technical alliance with fellow Toyota team Joe Gibbs Racing; previously, from 2010 until the end of 2015, the team had an alliance with Richard Childress Racing under the Chevrolet banner.

Following the 2018 season, Furniture Row Racing closed its doors and sold its charter to Spire Sports + Entertainment, which is currently competing as Spire Motorsports. Much of the former FRR team currently operates under Falci Adaptive Motorsports, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing adaptive motor racing to people with physical disabilities.


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SeasonTeamDriverCar
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesFurniture Row RacingMartin Truex Jr.Toyota Camry


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