Nextel Cup veteran Joe Nemechek has agreed to a three-year deal to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing and assist in the organization’s plans to expand to a two-car team in time for the 2008 season.
“This team is definitely headed for success,” said Nemechek, who has driven for the team in nine races this season.
“Since coming on board back in September, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know (team owner) Barney Visser and I’ve learned he’s determined to build a very competitive Cup team.”
Nemechek has four career Cup wins and nine poles. He started the 2007 season driving for Ginn Racing until that team merged with Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Nemechek’s team was disbanded.
“We’re bringing a race-proven winner to our team,” crew chief Jay Guy said. “Joe is an accomplished driver and will help catapult us into a contender.”