After the conclusion of the 2018 season, Truex will move to JGR along with his current crew chief, Cole Pearn, and one of the sponsors currently on his Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota team – Bass Pro Shops, multiple sources confirmed to Motorsport.com.
On Tuesday, Furniture Row announced it was ceasing operations at the conclusion of the 2018 season, citing in part the loss of sponsor 5-Hour Energy and the “the rising costs of continuing a team alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing.”
Sources familiar with the Truex deal told Motorsport.com it was already in place by the time of Furniture Row’s official announcement on Tuesday.
Truex’s move to the main JGR organization also means Daniel Suarez, currently the driver of JGR’s No. 19 Toyota, will not drive for one of JGR’s four Cup series teams next season, sources said.
Suarez’s future, and that of his current sponsor, Arris, remains uncertain.
Team officials from both JGR and Furniture Row Racing declined comment to Motorsport.com.