Furniture Row Racing to field one vehicle in 2018 NASCAR Cup Series

Hamlin literally chasing Truex during the ISM Connect 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Hamlin literally chasing Truex during the ISM Connect 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

With Jones and his sponsor moving to JGR, Furniture Row owner Barney Visser said he will field only one vehicle in 2018. Visser has said a lack of sponsorship next year might preclude fielding the No. 77, which has been driven by rookie Erik Jones this season.

In a move Furniture Row Racing has foreshadowed for months, the NASCAR team officially announced Wednesday that it will downsize and field just a single vehicle in the Monster Energy Cup Series next season.

Truex leads the Cup Series standings and has a series-high six victories this year. It is our organization's goal to operate a two-car team in the future, and we will continue to seek sponsorship funding for the No. 77.

The furniture store owner has sponsored the Truex vehicle himself in about 40 percent of the races, with the remaining events sponsored primarily by Bass Pro Shops and Auto-Owners Insurance.

Visser sold the team's ownership charter to a mystery team last month, and any driver interested in driving the No. 77 would have to bring the funding needed to support it. Furniture Row will consolidate to a one-car effort next season with most of the employees remaining in Denver to work with Truex and the No. 78 team.