Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
38-Year-Old Driver
Furniture Row Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
SPRINT
Points
5000
Starts
35
Wins
4
Poles
4
Top5
19
Top10
20
2018 Fantasy Outlook
If the last three seasons have shown us anything, it's shown us that there has been a changing of the guard at the top of the rankings. Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team have gradually improved during that time and have gone from a second-tier team to the top of the... read more
If the last three seasons have shown us anything, it's shown us that there has been a changing of the guard at the top of the rankings. Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team have gradually improved during that time and have gone from a second-tier team to the top of the heap. The veteran driver snatched eight victories and 26 Top-10 finishes, both career marks, last season and ran away with his first Monster Energy Cup Series championship. With the recent retirement of several veteran drivers and the ebbing of Jimmie Johnson's dominance, Truex now stands as the driver to beat going into the 2018 campaign. Toyota has risen to the top of the manufacturer battle, crew chief Cole Pearn has become the hottest chief in the garage area, and Truex has elevated his game to a level not seen before in his 14 seasons of racing at NASCAR's top level.
Car: No. 78 Toyota   Crew Chief: Cole Pearn   DOB: 6/29/1980   Country: USA   
Confirmed to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019
NASCAR Cup
November 8, 2018
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champions driver Truex, Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn will join the organization's No. 19 team in 2019, ESPN.com reports.
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  1. Martin Truex Jr. 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Martin Truex Jr. 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The upstart little racing team from Colorado can no longer be looked at as a second-tier operation. Truex has taken the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team to the next level, and the move to Toyota appears to have been a good decision after one season. The veteran driver has combined to win five races in the last two seasons, with four of those coming in 2016 alone. Now with two Chase appearances in tow, Truex is racing alongside the elite in the sport each weekend and rubbing fenders for wins. Crew Chief Cole Pearn may be one of the more gifted and up-and-coming chiefs in the Monster Energy Cup Series garage. Truex, Pearn and this entire team returns intact for the upcoming season, so we expect big things. We wouldn't even rule out a run at the championship in 2017.
  3. Martin Truex Jr. 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Given the disastrous season that Truex had in his debut at Furniture Row Racing, it was hard to see last season's performance coming. The veteran driver was winless and had only five top-10 finishes in 2014. He would return to the No. 78 Chevrolet in 2015 and win his first race in two seasons, grab a career-best 22 top-10 finishes and make a very deep run in last season's Chase for the Cup. Nothing about the rebound makes sense, short of the crew chief position. That is the one factor that did turnover between 2014-15. Cole Pearn replaced Todd Berrier, and he formed great chemistry with Truex right out of the gate. Truex posted top 10s in the first seven races of last season and never looked back. Furniture Row Racing will change from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016, so there could be some growing pains, but optimism is running very high with this team at present.
  4. Martin Truex Jr. 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Coming off the best season of his nine-year Sprint Cup Series career, Truex enters an uncertain 2013. He posted a career-best 19 Top-10 finishes and tied a career-best with an 11th-place finish in the driver standings last season. With all those accomplishments the driver of the No. 56 Toyota still came up winless even though he had a couple close brushes with victory lane. We don’t expect a complete collapse from Truex in the upcoming season, but the last campaign is probably the high water mark for this driver. Instead we expect to see a performance similar to 2011 for the Michael Waltrip Racing veteran. A season of 12 to 14 Top-10 finishes is most likely in store.
  5. Martin Truex Jr. 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Truex is the two-time defending Busch Series champion and most hyped rookie in the 2006 class. Don't expect a sequel to Kyle Busch's 2005 rookie campaign, but there will be a few good races for Truex this season.
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Confirmed to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019
NASCAR Cup
November 8, 2018
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champions driver Truex, Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn will join the organization's No. 19 team in 2019, ESPN.com reports.
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Top-10 Finish at Texas
NASCAR Cup
November 5, 2018
Truex Jr. would have to overcome multiple setbacks to finish ninth in Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, furniturerowracing.com reports.
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Engine change causes start at back
NASCAR Cup
November 4, 2018
Truex Jr. will start at the rear of the field Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway due to an engine change, NASCAR.com reports.
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Third at Martinsville
NASCAR Cup
October 28, 2018
Truex Jr. finished third in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday afternoon.
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Car fails inspection
NASCAR Cup
October 28, 2018
Truex Jr. will start at the rear of the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway after his car failed inspection, NBCSports.com reports.
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