Nascar

Furniture Row adds second car to stable; Erik Jones to drive

  • Erik Jones, left, and his Furniture Row Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr., right, listen to a question during his introduction as driver of a new racing Toyota Camry at Watkins Glen International race track before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Erik Jones, left, and his Furniture Row Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr., right, listen to a question during his introduction as driver of a new racing Toyota Camry at Watkins Glen International race track before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Erik Jones stands with his new racing Toyota Camry (77) and his Furniture Row Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr., right, during his introduction at Watkins Glen International race track before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Erik Jones stands with his new racing Toyota Camry (77) and his Furniture Row Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr., right, during his introduction at Watkins Glen International race track before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Three days after signing Martin Truex Jr. to a contract extension, Furniture Row Racing announced Sunday that it was adding a second car to its Sprint Cup lineup to be driven next season by Xfinity rookie Erik Jones.

Team owner Barney Visser said the contract with the 20-year-old Jones is for one year with the hope of extending it. 5-hour Energy will be the primary sponsor for Furniture Row's No. 77 Toyota for 22 races. Visser said the team would secure a charter for next year's Cup season.

Jones, from Byron, Michigan, won the NASCAR Truck Series title last year and has three Xfinity Series wins this year for Joe Gibbs Racing.