Furniture Row to field just 1 auto for Truex in 2018

Denny Hamlin tries to explain Martin Truex Jr.'s 2017 dominance'They have no weaknesses

Denny Hamlin tries to explain Martin Truex Jr.'s 2017 dominance'They have no weaknesses

Furniture Row Racing has no plans to field its NASCAR Cup No. 77 auto next season, downsizing from two cars to one with 2017 championship contender Martin Truex Jr. behind the wheel.

Furniture Row had expanded to two cars this season, with rookie Erik Jones joining incumbent veteran Martin Truex Jr.

With Jones and his sponsor moving to JGR, Furniture Row owner Barney Visser said he will field only one auto in 2018.

Truex is the current NASCAR points leader and leads the Cup Series in virtually every category. Visser said Wednesday he wants to field two cars in the future. "Our 100 percent focus next season will be on the No. 78 Toyota Camry, which will be driven by Martin Truex Jr".

The furniture store owner has sponsored the Truex vehicle himself in about 40 percent of the races, with the remaining events sponsored primarily by Bass Pro Shops and Auto-Owners Insurance.

After a few months of speculation, Furniture Row Racing will contract to a single-car organization in NASCAR's premier series next season.

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