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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – 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.