Martin Truex Jr. has the 18th-best average finish among fulltime active drivers on restrictor-plate, superspeedways with a 21.49.
Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, will be a primary co-sponsor on Martin Truex Jr.’s Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Martin Truex Jr. entered the Toyota / Save Mart 350 with 14 top-10s in his first 15 races. He was swept into an accident in that event and failed to finish the next week at Daytona International Speedway for the same reason.
In their new association with Joe Gibbs and move to Toyota, Furniture Row Racing is expected to have a new look to their pit crew according to Pit Talks, via Jayski.com.
Mile High Sports Magazine has named Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. the 2015 Colorado Professional Athlete of the Year.
Martin Truex Jr. (#78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet SS) finished 12th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. battled an ill-handling car most of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and ultimately finished 12th. As one of the final four Chase contenders, it was enough to put him a career-best fourth in the standings.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead among Chase contenders with a speed of 173.321 mph. He was ninth fastest overall, followed by Martin Truex Jr. in 10th with a lap of 173.232 mph, 17th-fastest Kyle Busch at 171.418 mph, and 26th-fastest Kevin Harvick with a 169.972 mph lap.
Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the final round of qualification for the Ford EcoBoost 400, but he did not make it much further. He slotted into 11th on the grid and will start one row ahead of Kevin Harvick—who many believe is the favorite to win the Chase for the Championship.
Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest lap among the Chase contenders in the first practice session for the Ford EcoBoost 400 with a speed of 174.374 mph. That placed him third on the overall grid behind Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski.
With a tight points’ race for the final Chase transfer spot in the Championship round, Martin Truex Jr. needs just a slight improvement at Phoenix International Raceway. Three of his last four attempts there ended in top-15s, but none was better than seventh.
Martin Truex Jr. led his only lap of the AAA Texas 500 with 18 remaining, but he had mechanical issues that caused him to drop to eighth in the final rundown.
Martin Truex Jr. practiced and qualified in the low-20s at Texas Motor Speedway. His speed in Friday’s session was 20th-fastest and he will line up 23rd for the race.
Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 78 remains the little team that could. Finishing sixth in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, while three drivers are currently in a must-win situation to advance to the next level of the Chase, means he is essentially racing four others for three positions on points.