A Legacy of Success

Headed by Joe Garone, former Director of NASCAR's Research and Development facilities and Head of Officiating.

Unique in the Racing Industry

The only NASCAR Sprint Cup team west of the Mississippi, located in the heart of beautiful Denver, CO.

More Under the Hood

Engines Supplied by Premier Engine Builders Earnhardt-Childress Racing (ECR).

Not Your Daddy's Garage

- 35,000 sq. foot facility
- State of the art Seven-Post Testing Machine

Furniture Row Racing Darlington 2011 Win Trophy
Martin Truex Jr Driver #78

Martin Truex Jr

Driver #78

Martin Truex Jr

Martin Truex Jr

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Jun 29, 1980
Mayetta, NJ
Mooresville, NC
5'11"
Fishing, hunting, building/racing radio control boats, riding four-wheelers

Martin Truex Jr.'s love of racing began on the go-kart tracks of his childhood, and has stuck with him since. He began his NASCAR Racing career in 2004 with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. leaving for Michael Walttrip racing in 2010, most recently joining Furniture Row Racing as driver of car #78 for the 2014 Season.

With a career marked by success, he consistently has beaten and exceeded his personal bests. Beginning with his back-to-back 2004 and 2005 wins of the Nationwide Series Championships, Truex Jr. has claimed 13 other Nationwide Series races throughout. He won pole for the Daytona 500 in 2009, finished 6th in the Daytona 500 in 2010 with Michael Waltrip Racing, and in 2011, won poll for the fourth consecutive season at Texas. In 2012, Truex Jr. tied his personal best ranking 11th in series points, and in 2013 he announced his switch to Furniture Row Racing after matching his career-high of seven top-five finishes in a series.

Throughout his racing career, Truex has been a standout for his talent behind the wheel, but has also garnered praise for the person he is off the track. He was named the Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver for the 2004-2005 season, and in 2007 founded the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. "Hooked on helping", the foundation has raised over $1 million dollars for the advancement of underprivileged children in need, and continues to make a positive impact in the community each year.
Joe Garone General Manager

Joe Garone

General Manager

Regan Smith

Joe Garone

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July 17, 1960
Denver, Colorado
Leann
Daughters - Ashlie, Jordan, Carey

A native of Denver, Colorado, Joe Garone turned his first wrench in his father's garage when he was only three-years old.

Garone grew up in a racing family where both his parents raced around the local Colorado circuits. His dad raced for years in the Modified Series, and his mom took home several Powder Puff Championships over the years. He, too, raced around the local Colorado circuits for several years while running his father's garage, before going full-time into professional motorsports in 1989.

In 1989, Garone took over as the crew chief for driver Rick Carelli in NASCAR's Southwest and Winston West Tours and the Craftsman Truck Series. After six years with Carelli and hundreds of victories, Garone joined Bill Elliott Racing in 1995 as a suspension specialist and moved up to crew chief for the 1998 season. During his four years with Elliott, the team had 35 top 10 finishes; in 1997, it won the Union 76 World Pit Crew Competition with a time of 20.870 seconds, beating out Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing.

In 1999, he helped form a new team with PPI Motorsports, where he worked as a program manager and crew chief for the team's two-car Winston Cup effort, which included the No. 32 Tide Ford and the No. 96 McDonald's Ford.

From 2001 through 2003, Garone worked directly for NASCAR. He initially was responsible for building, staffing and running NASCAR's Research and Development Center in Hickory, North Carolina and then moved on to become NASCAR's director of officiating.

After spending a year as the director of competition for Michael Waltrip in 2004, Garone moved to Denver, Colorado where he accepted the position as crew chief for Furniture Row Racing. For two years Garone has been juggling the dual role as both crew chief and manager. In 2007, he was promoted to general manager for Furniture Row Racing and will focus his efforts on overseeing team operations in the various departments, acting as the liaison between Furniture Row Racing and its partners, and continue to support the growth and development of the entire program.

He currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and their three children.
Todd Berrier Crew Cheif

Todd Berrier

Crew Chief

Todd Berrier

Todd Berrier

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May 29, 1970
Denver, CO.
Ginger
Cooper, Spencer

Todd Berrier joined Furniture Row Racing as the team’s crew chief for the final 17 Sprint Cup races of the 2012 season. His first race directing the No. 78 Chevrolet was in the Brickyard 400 (July 29) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A NASCAR veteran of nearly 20 years, Berrier has worked with many of the sport’s top competitors, including Dale Earnhardt, Mike Skinner, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte and his current driver, Kurt Busch.

As a crew chief for the past 16 years in NASCAR’s three major series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck -- Berrier has had his share of success.

His impressive Sprint Cup resume, heading into the 2013 season, is highlighted with eight wins – including the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 – 60 top-fives and 133 top-10s.

Berrier’s crew chief accomplishments also include 13 Nationwide wins, four truck wins and a Nationwide season championship.

He also directed wins from his crew chief perch in each of NASCAR’s annual non-point races – Sprint All-Star Race (2007 with Harvick), Budweiser Shootout (2008 with Harvick) and the Daytona 500 qualifying race (2011 with Burton).

Growing up in North Carolina, the hotbed of stock car country, Berrier always had a passion for auto racing. Following his 1988 graduation from Robert B Glenn High School in Kernersville, N.C. he began working on late model cars that competed at local racetracks.

Berrier’s big break came in August 1993 when he was hired as a fabricator for the renowned NASCAR team of Richard Childress Racing (RCR). He also worked as a shock specialist at RCR and was a member of Skinner’s team which captured the inaugural NASCAR truck series championship in 1995.

In 1997 RCR promoted Berrier to the crew chief role for Jay Sauter’s entry in the truck series. He spent three years tuning Sauter’s truck, scoring four victories and top-10 point finishes in each season.

Berrier became Harvick’s crew chief in the Nationwide Series in 2000 and led the young RCR driver to the Nationwide season championship the following year. Harvick’s 2001 Nationwide championship record included five wins, 20 top-fives, 24 top-10s and four poles.

Berrier was elevated to a full time Sprint Cup crew chief position in 2002 for RCR driver Jeff Green. After one season with Green, Berrier was reunited with Harvick, who was competing in the Cup series.

With Berrier as crew chief, Harvick won eight times, including two prestigious wins -- the 2003 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis and the 2007 Daytona 500. Berrier also directed Harvick to post-regular season Chase appearances in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The team of Berrier and Harvick broke up following the ninth race of the 2009 season as Berrier became crew chief for RCR drivers Casey Mears and later in the year for Jeff Burton.

Berrier and RCR ended their 18-year association in July 2011. Berrier joined JTG Daugherty Racing as crew chief for driver Bobby Labonte at the start of the 2012 season. He worked at JTG before joining Furniture Row Racing.
Pete Rondeau Director of Competition

Pete Rondeau

Director of Competition

Pete Rondeau

Pete Rondeau

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Nov. 5, 1965
Denver, Colorado
Carrie
Seth, Alec

Pete Rondeau joined Furniture Row Racing following the 2009 season as the team's car chief. He was promoted to crew chief in May of 2010, prior to the Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and later made the team competition chief.

A native of New England, Rondeau grew up in Saco, Maine, approximately 90-miles north from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

Prior to joining Furniture Row Racing, Rondeau worked at Evernham Motorsports where he served as the team's director of research and development from July 2005 to the end of the 2009 season.

He also worked at Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) from 2001 to May 2005 and Jasper Motorsports from 1998-2001. During his three-plus years at DEI, Rondeau's positions included the crew chief role for both Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Rondeau has also had experience behind the wheel of a race car. Before he traveled south to North Carolina in 1998 to work in NASCAR, he raced for many years on the New England short tracks, including super late model cars in the American Canadian Tour. He also drove in NASCAR's Pro Series East and the Whelen Modified Tour Series.

Rondeau directed Furniture Row Racing and driver Regan Smith to career seasons in 2011, capturing one win, two top-fives and five top-10s. A strategic pit call by Rondeau during the prestigious Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in May lifted Smith and the Denver, Colo.-based team to their first NASCAR victory.