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Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. enters the Crown Royal 400 with back-to-back top-15 finishes. He was eighth in 2012 and 11th in 2013.
Truex is with a new team, but the Furniture Row entry earned a top-15 last year as well when Kurt Busch was behind the wheel. Better still, Truex is coming off a three-race, top-12 run on the flat tracks of Richmond, Pocono, and New Hampshire and that makes him one of this week’s most compelling dark horses. Jul 21 - 3:45 PM

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Martin Truex Jr. blew an engine in the Daytona 500 to start the season, but he has been running at the end of every race since.

The only way to improve in NASCAR is to log laps. It took nine races for Truex to score his first top-10 at Richmond, but only three more to score his second and third such finishes in back-to-back weekends at Dover and Pocono. He has not finished that well since, but he earned top-15s in consecutive weeks at Daytona and New Hampshire, which makes him a good value in most games. Better still, he is still flying under the radar and that makes him a great differentiator.
Jul 17 - 4:54 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finished 12th in Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after scoring the 13th-best average running position of 14.456.

Truex had a solid performance and earned the finish he seemed to deserve, but this independent team still has some work to do before they make their way onto very many fantasy rosters on a consistent basis.
Jul 13 - 8:00 PM

Martin Truex Jr. entered last year’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond with a 10-race streak of sub-10th-place finishes on the short, flat tracks of New Hampshire, Phoenix, Richmond, and Martinsville. Since then, four of his last seven races on this track type ended in top-10s.

Truex also has a little momentum on his side with a 10th-place finish in this year’s Toyota Owners 400 in the most recent short, flat track race.
Jul 11 - 2:54 PM

When Martin Truex Jr. went to bed the night before the Daytona 500 in February he sincerely felt it was the best chance of his career to capture NASCAR’s biggest race.

"We had a fast superspeedway car," said Truex, who qualified for the 500 on the outside pole. But the optimism turned into a nightmare for the Furniture Row Racing driver, who was competing in his first Sprint Cup points race with the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team. On lap 30 of 200 a broken oil pump belt caused the engine to expire in Truex’s No. 78 Chevrolet. The early exit relegated him to a last place finish (43rd).-Furniture Row Racing
Jul 1 - 8:20 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet) has two top 10s and an average finish of 11.0 at Kentucky Speedway.

He has an average Running Position of 12.6, seventh-best; Driver Rating of 90.7, ninth-best; 203 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 170.746 mph, ninth-fastest; 555 Laps in the Top 15 (69.3%), seventh-most and 101 Quality Passes,
Jun 24 - 9:35 PM

Martin Truex Jr.’s car for the Quaker State 400 will be fully wrapped in World Vision colors to create awareness for the Christian global humanitarian organization.

World Vision works with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. With programs in nearly 100 countries, World Vision provides emergency assistance to those affected by natural disasters and civil conflict, works with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty and advocates on behalf of the poor.-Furniture Row Racing
Jun 24 - 8:37 PM

Heading to Sonoma, Calif. for the first road course event of the season is a welcome venue for both Martin Truex Jr. and the single-car Furniture Row Racing team.

Truex is the defending champion of the Sprint Cup Series event, a victory he scored last year as a driver with the Michael Waltrip Racing team. While Truex was impressive on the 11-turn, 1.99-mile road circuit, the Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet was also impressive, finishing fourth in Sonoma despite being cited for two pit-road speeding penalties. "I guess when you combine these factors plus a successful recent test session at VIR (Virginia International Raceway), you can’t help feeling optimistic," said Truex Jr., who led 51 out of the 110 laps in last year’s win.-Furniture Row Racing
Jun 19 - 8:07 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet) has one win, one top five, two top 10s and an average finish of 19.1 at Sonoma Raceway.

He has a Driver Rating of 86.5, 11th-best; 42 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most; 487 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most and Average Green Flag Speed of 89.559 mph,
Jun 17 - 1:21 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finishes 9th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

He started the No. 78 Chevrolet SS 17th on the grid for the Pocono 400. He is currently 24th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 8 - 9:02 PM

Martin Truex Jr. and the single-car Furniture Row Racing have shown improvement over the past two Sprint Cup Series weekends and the extra speed that they have found has been a morale-boosting experience.

"We need a win to make the Chase, but before you win in the Sprint Cup Series you need to start running close to the front," explained Truex, a two-time Chase participant. "That will be our goal for Pocono. We conducted a two-day test in Pocono last week and hopefully that will enhance our performance this weekend."-Furniture Row Racing
Jun 4 - 8:42 PM

Martin Truex Jr. finishes 6th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway.

He started the No. 78 Chevrolet SS 16th on the grid for the FedEx 400. He moved up one spot to 25th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jun 2 - 12:30 PM

There are four good reasons why Martin Truex Jr. is looking forward to returning to Dover (Del.) International Speedway for this weekend’s FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race.

Reason No. 1. Truex, a native of Mayetta, N.J. calls Dover his home track. 2. Dover’s Monster Mile was the site of Truex’s first Sprint Cup victory on June 4, 2007. 3. Dover is a favorite venue for Truex, who has posted one win, one top-five, six top-10s and two poles at the all-concrete oval. and.. 4. Based on last weekend’s performance – the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte -- Truex and the Denver-based, single car team feel they found more speed for the No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet.-Furniture Row Racing
May 29 - 8:41 PM

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet) has one win, one top five, six top 10s; two poles and an average finish of 17.0 at Dover International Speedway.

He has an Average Running Position of 14.9, 12th-best; Driver Rating of 89.4, ninth-best; 243 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most; Average Green Flag Speed of 143.396 mph, ninth-fastest; 3,995 Laps in the Top 15 (62.4%), 12th-most and 363 Quality Passes,
May 28 - 10:35 AM

Martin Truex Jr. and the Furniture Row Racing team led by crew chief Todd Berrier had put themselves in a position for a top-10 or top-five finish Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

But a mechanical issue with fewer than 10 laps remaining in the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race thwarted the final effort. Running in the top-10 with nine to go, he radioed to Berrier that he was coming to the pits. A hurried four-tire stop later, he returned to the track two laps down and finished in 25th-place. The mechanical problem was a broken right-rear drive plate.-Furniture Row racing
May 26 - 4:33 PM