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Furniture Row Racing: The 77 in 2018?

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The consistency of the #77 so far in 2017 has showed they are capable of being a winning team. With 21 year old Erik Jones, taking over the #20 car for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018, it leaves a very competitive car vacant. The big question is who, if anyone, will be in that car for the 2018 season?

Possible Candidates

“There have been some really good drivers that are looking around and that have inquired about the car. I think it is obvious the performance of the car is something any driver would like to be in right now,” Joe Garone, president of Furniture Row Racing, told “It hasn’t shocked me; it’s a compliment to the team some of the drivers that have talked to us.”

There were no names provided in the statement, but a few drivers come to mind. Both Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth are in search of a ride for the 2018 season. Kenseth, 45, currently drives for Joe Gibbs Racing, but as mentioned will be replaced by Erik Jones. The 77 would give Matt the opportunity to stay in the Toyota camp, and run with the same equipment. It would also help FRR with having a previous champion bring more knowledge to the table.

Another possible candidate is Kasey Kahne. Kahne, 37, currently has one more year on his Hendrick Motorsports contract, but he was released from the team due to lack of sponsorship and consistency. With William Byron filling that seat, Kahne is without a ride for the 2018 season. Hendrick Motorsports has put out a statement saying they will pay Kahne for 2018, and they will continue there efforts to find him a seat, which could potentially be the #77.


Though we know these drivers are capable, Furniture Row Racing has continuously expressed one thing. “It’s 100 percent relying on sponsorship. We certainly never got into this to run just one year. A set of circumstances presented itself that we’re having to deal with. It’s late in the year and we’ve known for a little bit that we were possibly going to be facing having to find another sponsor.”

Who do you think will fill the seat of the #77?

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