Truex earns extension with Furniture Row, jumps to Toyota
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Furniture Row Racing has picked up the 2016 option on Martin Truex Jr’s contract.
The single-car organization also dumped Chevrolet and will make the move to Toyota next season. Truex will drive the No. 78 Toyota Camry.
Toyota’s major partnership is with Joe Gibbs Racing, which has all four drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Toyota was in the market for another team with the collapse of Michael Waltrip Racing.
FRR had shared a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. It will now pair up with JGR.
Truex has found a home at Furniture Row, a one-car operation based in Denver, Colorado, far removed from NASCAR’s North Carolina hub. The 35-year-old Truex has one win this season and he made the Chase.
FRR hoped to expand to two cars in 2017.