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Team: Furniture Row Racing-78
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 180

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Martin Truex Jr. finished second in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited after leading a race high of 28 laps in the 75-lap non-points event at Daytona.
That was 27 more laps than he led the entire 2014 season, his first year with the single-car team based out of Denver, Colo. He went on to claim 14 top-10 finishes in the first 15 point races, a victory at the June Pocono race and a Chase march to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished fourth in the final point standings, a vault of 20 positions from 2014. Truex will drive the No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota in the Sprint Unlimited. At all the other events at Daytona Speedweeks he will drive the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota.-FRR Feb 10 - 12:05 AM

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Martin Truex Jr. has the 18th-best average finish among fulltime active drivers on restrictor-plate, superspeedways with a 21.49.

Three of his 10 top-10s came last year and he kicked off the season with an eighth in the Daytona 500. Thirteen of his next 14 attempts after that success ended in the top 10 as well, including a fifth at Talladega SuperSpeedway, which underscores the importance of momentum. Truex should be watch closely during Speedweeks.
Feb 5 - 4:44 PM

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.

The partnership calls for nine primary Bass Pro Shops paint schemes on Truex’s No. 78 Toyota, beginning with two races during Daytona Speedweeks – the 150-mile qualifying race on Thursday Feb. 18 and the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday Feb. 21. Bass Pro Shops’ remaining seven primary races on the No. 78 will be at Phoenix (March 13), Fort Worth, Texas (April 9), Talladega, Ala. (May 1), Kansas City, Kan. (May 7), Charlotte (May 29), Daytona (July 2), Bristol, Tenn. (Aug. 20) and Homestead, Fla. (Nov. 20). Bass Pro Shops will have an associate sponsorship status when it’s not a primary on the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota.-Furniture Row Racing
Jan 19 - 11:23 PM

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.

That effectively destroyed his momentum and he posted consecutive top-10s only once more during the season. His mini-surge came at the right time—at the end of the Contender and beginning of the Eliminator round—and that made him part of the Championship Four. Depending on how quickly salary cap managers moved to lower his price tag during the regular season, however, he was not necessarily a good value in the final 10 races of the season.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:57:00 PM

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

Some movement is expected among the Gibbs and No. 78 team, but the ultimate effect will be a stronger crew less prone to making mistakes. Truex was a great value in 2015, but he will be more expensive in most 2016 games. He needs to improve on his consistency next year while maintaining an average finish in the low-teens.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Mile High Sports Magazine has named Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. the 2015 Colorado Professional Athlete of the Year.

Truex, who enjoyed his best season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, joins a list of famed athletes who previously received the Mile High Sports Magazine honor, including Peyton Manning (NFL Denver Broncos), Carmelo Anthony (NBA Denver Nuggets) and Joe Sakic (NHL Colorado Avalanche). Driving for the Denver-based single-car team headquartered 1500 miles from the racing hub in Charlotte, N.C., Truex defied the pundits by advancing to the final four in NASCAR's Chase playoffs. "I am deeply honored to be recognized in the home state of our Furniture Row Racing team," said Truex. "Though it will be showcased as an individual honor, the Mile High Sports award would never have been possible if it weren't for the talented and dedicated group of people at our Denver shop for giving me fast race cars throughout the season."-Furniture Row Racing
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 08:45:00 PM

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.

He started 11th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 267-lap event (led three laps). Truex, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, scored one win (Pocono Raceway on June 7th), eight top-fives, 22 top-10s and closed out the season fourth in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 12:57:00 PM

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.

Truex’s best finish in the points prior to this season was 11th, which he accomplished twice in 2007 and 2012. En route to this year’s fourth, he won his third career Cup race and scored eight top-fives. Most of his success came early in the season, which limited his fantasy value late in the year.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 09:13:00 AM

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.

While Harvick was slowest, he was running on older tires most of the race. He should easily run among the top 10 most of the afternoon and challenge for the victory. This year’s battle between the top four is more equal that it would appear based on the speed chart.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 02:02:00 PM

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.

Look for Truex to settle into the top 10 early and run there along with Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Jeff Gordon for most of the race. Strategy is going to play an important part in which of these four drivers is ahead of the others when the checkers wave.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:27:00 AM

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.

Truex and Kevin Harvick worked on qualification trim for much of the session, which should pay dividends later in the afternoon. Starting position has become increasingly important with NASCAR’s multiple round format and Truex needs every benefit he can receive if he wants to win the Cup.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 01:46:00 PM

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.

Truex will probably need to challenge for a top-five this week in order to stay ahead of Carl Edwards. At the very least, he needs a top-10 and that will make him a good value in most games.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:18:00 PM

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.

If Truex makes the Chase, he will count this top-10 and a sixth last week at Martinsville Speedway as successes. The No. 78 has been the little team that could all season and continues to be one of the best Cinderella stories of the year.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:50:00 PM

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.

Due to weather, teams did not get a chance to work on race trim very much, so there is still a possibility that Truex could find a setup that gets him into the top 10. If faced with an option to take a driver who qualified and practiced faster, however, fantasy owners should opt for the better stats.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 07:04:00 PM

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.

Truex has to be a front-runner to make the Chase, and depending on who his three competitors are at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he could have a good opportunity to win the big prize. That would be huge accomplishment for a little team.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 07:49:00 PM