Race for Bashas Supermarket
April 22, 2005
Furniture Row® is ready to race at Phoenix for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Phoenix, AZ., April 22, 2005 – Furniture Row’s racing team’s first goal is to qualify. Being a brand new team in the NASCAR Busch series Jerry Robertson driver for Furniture Row® is up against a lot of veteran drivers that have been racing in NASCAR for 10 or more years.
During practice, Roberston talks about getting the car as comfortable as they can, “if the car is not comfortable you do not stand a high chance in qualifying for the race.” Once the team has qualified their next main focus is on the race itself. Race strategy between Joe Garone, crew chief for Furniture Row® and Jerry Robertson goes into full throttle. “Our main goal for race day is to complete every lap and learn as much as we can as a team and as a driver. We are in it for the long haul, every race we participate in the more we learn and gradually become better.” Statistically Speaking – For their first year in racing the Furniture Row® team has started off strong, qualifying 24th for the March 26th Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn., finishing 33rd in the Busch Series race. The O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway was also a success for the team qualifying 27th and finishing 25th out of 43 cars with an average speed of 185.6 MPH.
Based in Denver, Colorado Furniture Row Racing is the NASCAR Busch Series newest team, formed and sponsored by Furniture Row® Companies. The team, its driver and crew chief are all natives and residents of the Denver area. Furniture Row® Companies is the fourth largest family-owned specialty home furnishings and bedding retailer. The company is comprised of five specialty furniture store brands including: Oak Express®, Sofa Mart®, Bedroom Expressions®, Denver Mattress® Company and Furniture Row® Outlets. Furniture Row® operates more than 250 stores nationwide, the company is among the “Top 15” national furniture retailers.