Looking Forward to Home Race
July 19, 2005
Furniture Row Racing Looking Forward to Home RaceFountain, Colo., July 19, 2005 –
The Furniture Row Racing Team is excited to race at home track Pikes Peak International Raceway for the Salute to the Troops 250.After a successful finish at the USG Durock 300 the team is eager to hit the pavement in front of local fans. “All my family and friends will be there. It’ll be a good time. I’m looking forward to it,” said driver Jerry Robertson. Robertson’s career began locally at the Colorado National Speedway when he was a high school senior.
In his first year he had eight victories and took home “Rookie of the Year.” Robertson has been racing for more than 24 years.
Following in his father’s tracks is Robertson’s son Darren, 19, who is in his second year racing in the Late Model division at Colorado National Speedway and has received much acclamation. As the Furniture Row Racing team passes the season’s halfway mark they continue to progress as a new team. The Salute to the Troops 250 is the team’s 7th race and the only one at a home track on their schedule.
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.