Once again, this was one of the worst kept secrets in NASCAR but it was officially announced this morning at Texas Motor Speedway that Martin Truex Jr will be piloting the NO.78 Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing starting in 2014.
The dominoes fell at a high rate after the incident in Richmond with Michael Waltrip Racing and it seemed like no driver was hurt worse then Truex. Losing his sponsor and then his ride, he was left searching late in the season for a place to go in 2014. With Kurt Busch moving to Stewart-Haas Racing, Furniture Row Racing had a vacant seat and found the perfect driver in Truex.
“I’m definitely excited to be here today,” Truex Jr. said during the press conference. “This is a big deal for me, and I’m very, very excited about the opportunity to drive for Furniture Row. I’ve really been impressed with this organization and what they’ve accomplished this year being a single-car team.”
In his eighth full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Truex has one win this season and six top-5 finishes.
Furniture Row Racing debuted in 2005 and has seen victory lane once with Regan Smith in 2011 at Darlington.