Furniture Row Racing announced Thursday night that Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year agreement to remain with the team. Truex’s current contract expires after this season.
Furniture Row Racing also announced that Bass Pro Shops will increase its primary sponsorship from 12 to 16 races in 2017, starting with the season-opening Daytona 500.
“The signing of Martin Truex Jr. to a new contract and Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats adding more races to its primary sponsorship package are signs of strength and confidence for the future of Furniture Row Racing,” said team president Joe Garone in a statement from the team. “Martin has proved over and over that he is one of the blue chip drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and we are elated that he will continue to drive our No. 78 Toyota.”
Said Truex in a statement: “I am pleased that we’re going to continue our momentum from this season. This is where I want to be, driving the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. We’ve come a long way in a short period of time. There are many reasons to feel excited and optimistic about the future of our racing program starting with the commitment from our team owner Barney Visser, the support from Toyota, the technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing and the Bass Pro Shops sponsorship. We definitely have the resources and talent to go after victories and championships.”
Truex, who has clinched a Chase spot this season, has been with Furniture Row Racing since 2014. He raced for the championship last year in Miami. Truex has one win and one top-10 finishes this season. He ranks first in the series in laps led with 1,005.