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Martin Truex Jr. to Furniture Row Racing after MWR manipulation knocked him out of Chase

Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (56) spins out as Marcos Ambrose (9) and Casey Mears (13) pass by during the NASCAR Sprint Cup  auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Sheppard)

Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (56) spins out as Marcos Ambrose (9) and Casey Mears (13) pass by during the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Sheppard)  (The Associated Press)

Martin Truex Jr. has a new full-time ride, agreeing to a multiyear deal to drive for Furniture Row Racing.

The expected announcement Friday came about two months after Truex appeared to have made the Sprint Cup championship with Michael Waltrip Racing. But NASCAR determined that MWR manipulated the finish of the Sept. 7 race at Richmond to get Truex in the Chase. Truex was later tossed from the Chase, along with other sanctions.

The fallout cost Truex his job at MWR when sponsor NAPA Auto Parts later said it was leaving at the end of the season.

With Kurt Busch driving the No. 78 Chevrolet, Furniture Row this season became the first single-car team to qualify for the Chase. Busch is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing next season.