Truex Jr. to lose primary sponsor after 2018 seasonField Level Media
July 19. 2018 7:48PM
Martin Truex Jr., the defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, is on the lookout for a new primary sponsor after 5-hour Energy chose to end its sponsor agreement with the Furniture Row Racing team after this season concludes.
5-hour Energy will remain the primary sponsor for Truex through the end of 2018 as it has for 14 races thus far in 2018.
The company is not allowed to sponsor another team through at least 2019, according to its deal with Furniture Row Racing via a provision in an original agreement that was grandfathered in when Monster Energy became the main sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017.
Speculation surrounds whether or not the sponsor loss will affect new contract talks between FRR and Truex, currently ranked third in the standings with four wins this season. Other sponsors for team owner Barney Visser include Bass Pro Shops, Auto-Owners Insurance and Toyota.