While other Sprint Cup teams – most of them based in the Carolinas -- are cheering for the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, Denver-based Furniture Row Racing will be rooting for its hometown team, the Denver Broncos.
"Denver is our town, the Broncos are our football team and the excitement level is peaking at our Furniture Row race shop for the big game," said team president Joe Garone. "When we qualified for our Super Bowl -- the Championship 4 at Homestead -- (Broncos executive vice president/general manager) John Elway sent a tweet wishing us good luck. It's our turn to reciprocate."
Garone added, "We love Charlotte, the racing hub of NASCAR, but for a few hours on Super Bowl Sunday the NFL team from Charlotte will be our adversary. We won't divulge names, but along with the champion Cup driver, there are some other rabid Broncos fans residing in the Charlotte area."
In less than a week after Super Bowl 50, Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. will be back in action with the opening race of Daytona Speedweeks – the non-points Sprint Unlimited on Saturday night, Feb. 13. The Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, Feb. 21.