2017 NASCAR Series Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. of Denver's Furniture Row Racing (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA NewsRadio)
Last year was a dream season for Denver's Furniture Row Racing and Martin Truex Jr.
He led the team to a NASCAR Series Cup championship, a stunning accomplishment for the team located in Denver, far from the center of the NASCAR world in the southern part of the United States.
Now, Truex Jr. and the Furniture Row team set out to defend their title.
That title defense starts Sunday with the biggest prize in NASCAR: the Daytona 500.
Truex Jr. nearly won the race in 2016, finishing only 0.010 seconds behind champion Denny Hamlin in the closest Daytona 500 in history.
Martin went 1-on-1 with KOA NewsRadio's Mike Rice and talks about about winning it all last year, defending the title, Daytona and more.
(All photos: Mike Rice/KOA NewsRadio)
Furniture Row Racing crew chief Cole Pearn spoke with Mike about defending the team's 2017 NASCAR Series Cup championship, Sunday's Daytona 500 and more.
Prior to the Daytona 500, Martin makes the rounds of interviews at the Furniture Row showroom in Denver.
A reminder of Furniture Row Racing's magical 2017 season hangs in the Showroom in Denver.