Brad Keselowski discusses Martin Truex Jr and Furniture Row Racing
Furniture Row Racing joined the sport in 2005. It took them 7 years to pick up their first race win. In their 13th year, they claimed the title.
“You know, there really wasn’t any point in the race where we were capable of running with the #18 or the #78,” Brad Keselowski told reporters at the Homestead-Miami Speedway media center. “We tried everything we could throw at ’em.”
On lap 5, the race had an early caution. Brad Keselowski hit the pit lane and made a run through the field. “The seemed to work out a little bit.”
Most of the night, the #2 team was the first to get the pit cycles going. It was an attempt to get off strategy. But, in those situations, the other championship drivers just pitted soon after. “I forced some peoples hands and put them in some uncomfortable spot.”
Keselowski on #78
“In the end, we really didn’t have enough speed to contend with those guys. We needed those guys to make mistakes, strategy is one way to do that.”
“Martin has always been a pretty good driver. I don’t think he’s really changed. Maybe he would say he has.”
Martin Truex Jr joined Furniture Row Racing in 2014. Since then he’s won 13 of his 15 career races. 8 of them came this season.
“Certainly he’s in some great equipment. I think he would tell ya that. He’s still beating the other Toyota’s. He deserves credit for that.”
“Barney Visser, probably doesn’t get enough credit. He’s come in and completely schooled some of these owners to be quite honest. He’s put Martin in a great situation and Martin’s made the most of it.”
Visser wasn’t at Homestead to see his team win the Championship. Recently, the FRR owner went into the hospital following a heart attack. Visser was released and watched his team take the Monster Energy Cup from home.