DENVER (CBS4) – Axalta 400 winner Martin Truex, Jr. stopped by the Furniture Row Racing shop in Denver on Wednesday and talked to CBS4 about the success he and his NASCAR team have been enjoying this year.
With 14 Top 10 finishes in 15 races Truex believes the 78 car will have a real chance come Chase time. They are the Davids running neck-and-neck with the Goliath teams like Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing.READ MORE: Parade, Concerts & More: Juneteenth Celebrations Underway In Denver
“I am excited to see where we can go; where can we take this thing? I really think we have something for the championship. But again we’re going to have to keep working hard and keep finding the little things that make a difference, make our cars better, and of course you’ve got to have a little bit of good luck along the way,” Truex said.
They’re doing it all despite a lot of unanswered questions about the team’s future. But Truex says that won’t be a distraction.
“I have been doing this long enough … (laughs) … it is what it is … (laughs again) … worry about that stuff later,” he said.READ MORE: Lightning Sparks Over 20 New Wildfires In Extreme Southwest Colorado On Friday
But there is plenty to worry about for the Denver-based team. They are considering a switch from Chevy to either Ford or Toyota, and they would like to add a second car to their garage. But first they could really use more sponsors than just Furniture Row.
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“The people that run the team, the managing, the ownership, they kind of have to look further out and say, ‘How are we going to get to where we want to go down the road? How are we going to be … how can we make this team stay together and be completive for years to come?’ We let them worry about that. We focus on going fast and getting the job done at the race track,” Truex said.
And the faster Truex goes, the more questions he faces about his own future. His 2-year contract with Furniture Row is up this year, and while Truex has said he would like to stay with Furniture Row Racing, either way it won’t be a distraction come Chase time in September.MORE NEWS: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
“I have done it long enough, I’ve been through enough contracts, I’ve been through the media questions. It seems they want to bring it up at the most opportune time for them always. You know we just win Pocono and I go test at Arlington and they’re like, ‘So what is the deal with your contract?’ I’m like, ‘Seriously guys? I mean come on, already? You know it’s the beginning of June.’ ”