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.
Cole Pearn Crew Cheif

Cole Pearn

Crew Chief

Cole Pearn

Cole Pearn

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Oct. 13, 1982
Denver, CO.
Carrie
Callum, Freya

After multiple years as the lead race engineer for Furniture Row Racing, Cole Pearn was named crew chief of the No. 78 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team following the 2014 season.

Pearn joined the Denver, Colo.-based Furniture Row Racing at the start of the 2010 season and led the engineering staff through the middle of the 2011 campaign. He returned to the single-car team a year later after a brief stint with JTG Daugherty Racing.

Pearn's talents were instrumental in leading Furniture Row's No. 78 Chevrolet to its first Cup victory -- 2011 Southern Nationals in Darlington, S.C. and to a Chase playoff berth in 2013.

Prior to joining Furniture Row Racing, Pearn worked two seasons (2008 & 2009) at Richard Childress Racing (RCR) as an engineer for Kevin Harvick's No. 29 Chevrolet.

Pearn, an avid Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan who hails from London, Ontario, has been involved in auto racing since his early childhood while being raised in the Canadian province.

His father (Ron) was a super late model racer in Canada, and Cole flashed his talents early by winning three national Canadian go-kart championships.

Cole later drove in the CASCAR Super Series (now known as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series) from 2001-2003 and also drove late models from 2004 – 2007.

After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from the prestigious University of Waterloo in London, Ont. (April, 2006), Pearn worked with Toyota Manufacturing Canada before heading south to North Carolina in late 2007 to join the RCR engineering team.

Pearn says it was strictly racing that motivated him to enroll at the University of Waterloo. "The main reason I went to college was to learn more about engineering so I could become a better racer."
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.