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Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. was cruising in the top-15 in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.
But on Lap 266 of 374 he made contact with the infamous Darlington wall, which resulted in an unscheduled green-flag pit stop for quick repairs and four fresh tires. The incident put Truex three laps down and when the checkered flag waved he was credited with a 27th-place finish.-Furniture Row Racing Apr 15 - 4:52 PM

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When taking a close look at Martin Truex Jr.'s Sprint Cup career numbers at Darlington’s egg-shaped, 1.366-mile oval, there appears to be more than a mutual respect over the past eight years.

He enters the historic Southern 500 with the third best finishing average (11.4) among active drivers. In eight career starts at the daunting track, his worst finish is 19th. The other seven finishes were in the top-15, including one top five and three top 10s. And what’s really impressive for a track, whose Turn 4 wall seems to jump out and randomly grab race cars, he has completed all but one lap – 2,939 out of 2,940 -- in his eight career starts.-Furniture Row Racing
Apr 9 - 11:30 AM

One of the better NASCAR venues for Martin Truex Jr. has been Texas Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup Series race.

Last year at the Texas spring event Truex nearly pulled off the win. He led 142 laps and was in the lead when the final caution came out for debris with 21 laps remaining. He lost the lead to Kyle Busch coming off pit road and went on to finish runner-up, scoring his second top-five and eighth top-10 in 17 career starts at the 1.5-mile oval located in Fort Worth. His average running position at Texas of 13.7 is 10th best among active drivers and his driver rating of 89.1 is 11th best.-Furniture Row Racing
Apr 4 - 11:30 AM

At Texas Motor Speedway Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet) has two top fives, eight top 10s; two poles and an average finish of 15.0.

He has an Average Running Position of 13.7, 10th-best; Driver Rating of 89.1, 11th-best; 1,164 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 173.017 mph, ninth-fastest and 3,605 Laps in the Top 15 (63.4%), 11th-most.-NASCAR PR
Mar 31 - 9:23 PM

Martin Truex Jr. was forced to a backup Chevrolet after damaging his primary car in Saturday's first Sprint Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway.

The incident was triggered when the left-rear tire went flat as Truex was going into Turn 1 on the 2-mile oval. His No. 78 Chevrolet smacked the outside wall, causing major body damage to the right-side of the car. Since he will be in a backup car, Truex's 12th-place qualifying effort will be nullified as he will have to start the 200-lap race from the rear of the field.-Furniture Row Racing
Mar 22 - 11:07 PM

When Martin Truex Jr. recently said, "You’ll never know what you’re going to get at Bristol Motor Speedway," he wasn’t just referring to spins and wrecks.

He was also referring to a fractured wrist, which he suffered at the Bristol night race last August forcing him to wear a cast for the remainder of the season. HE said:"You can get in 20 or more wrecks at Bristol and that will never happen. No hard feelings on my end. I love Bristol, I think everybody does. It’s a cool short track." He has won a Nationwide Series race (2004, March) at Bristol and claimed a runner-up and a third-place finish in the Sprint Cup Series.-Furniture Row Racing
Mar 11 - 12:25 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finishes 14th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 78 Chevrolet SS 12th in the lineup for the Kobalt 400. He is currently 25th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 9 - 8:19 PM

Martin Truex Jr. will make his 300th career Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Truex’s career starts to date include 117 with Dale Earnhardt Inc., 36 with Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, 144 with Michael Waltrip Racing and two with Furniture Row Racing. His statistical totals include: two wins, 31 top-fives, 90 top-10s, seven poles and 1,889 laps led. In eight career starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Truex has had two top-10s with an average finish of 16.2. He has completed all but four laps in his career at Las Vegas for a completion record of 98.8 percent (2153 of 2157).-Furniture Row Racing
Mar 4 - 9:23 PM

A broken oil pump belt, resulting in an engine failure cut short Martin Truex Jr.’s day in Sunday’s Daytona 500, the opening race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Truex’s day ended on Lap 31 of 200. He was credited with a 43rd-place finish in his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet SS. I don’t know if something came up off the race track and knocked it (oil pump belt) off or what," explained Truex. "I will leave that to the engine guys. I don’t want to speculate. I just know the belt is not on there and it should be. You’ve got about two seconds warning when the belt comes off before it (engine) blows up. That is what happened."-Furniture Row Racing
Feb 24 - 7:58 PM

Martin Truex Jr. will start the Daytona 500 on the front row.

The No. 78 Chevrolet SS driver posted the second fastest (No. 3 Austin Dillon on pole) lap in Sunday's qualifying session for the February 23rd Daytona 500. Only the top two drivers, Dillon and Truex, are locked into the starting lineup. The remainder of the field will be determined by two Budweiser Duel 150 qualifying races to be held on Thursday, February 20th. This is the second time Truex sat on the front row for the 500. He won the pole in 2009.
Feb 16 - 4:24 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 Toyota Camry) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first Saturday practice for the Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His average of 167.951 mph was best of the 25 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 24 Jeff Gordon, No. 2 Brad Keselowski No. 20 Matt Kenseth and No. 51 Kyle Larson are the rest of the top five on this list.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 01:25:00 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 Toyota Camry) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

A lap of 176.661 mph was the quickest of the 43 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 5 Kasey Kahne, No. 27 Paul Menard, No. 15 Clint Bowyer and No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 40 Tony Raines was the slowest.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (56 Toyota) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the second practice for the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

His average of 186.038 mph was best of the 14 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 48 Jimmie Johnson 1 10 185.844, No. 2 Brad Keselowski, No. 20 Matt Kenseth and No. 24 Jeff Gordon are the rest of the top five on this list.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (56 Toyota) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

A lap of 195.298 mph was the quickest of the 43 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 48 Jimmie Johnson, No. 99 Carl Edwards, No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and No. 18 Kyle Busch are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 7 Dave Blaney was the slowest.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Furniture Row Racing general manager Joe Garone announced today that the Denver, Colo.-based organization has entered into a multiyear agreement with Martin Truex Jr. to drive the team’s No. 78 Chevrolet, beginning with the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season.

Truex, a 33-year-old native of Mayetta, N.J., is currently in his eighth season as a full time Sprint Cup competitor. He joined NASCAR’s premier series in 2006 after claiming back-to-back Nationwide Series season championships in 2004 and 2005. His Sprint Cup history includes four full seasons with Dale Earnhardt Inc and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing (2006-2009) and four with his current team Michael Waltrip Racing (2010-2013).-Furniture Row Racing
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 04:50:00 PM