At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange
Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward hung out with members of the Furniture Row Racing team at California Speedway last year. Today, some on the FRR team will be rooting for the Broncos to beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Following today’s 50th playing of the NFL’s Super Bowl, fans will be divided into two camps – the joyous versus the grieving. NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., however, likely will find himself in a third camp – those relieved that the game is over.
An insider at Truex’s Furniture Row Racing told RacinToday.com the other day that his Sprint Cup car’s driver was feeling a bit of pressure resulting from Sunday’s game.
You see Truex is caught between the bird’s behind and the statue on this one.
He lives in Charlotte, home of the NFC-winning Carolina Panthers, but he draws a paycheck for a team that is based in Denver, Colorado, home of the AFC-winning Broncos.
That, the FRR insider said, “is probably a no-win situation for him.”
Truex, who grew up an East Coast guy and a Philadelphia Eagles fan, has not made a prediction nor identified his rooting interest for the game. That’s understandable, as an unpopular answer could result in a beer bath at the next autograph session.
Others on the team have flown their colors, however. And the colors are orange and blue.
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