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WATKINS GLEN, N. Mike Garrett Jersey .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 NASCAR Cup lineup to be driven next season by Xfinity rookie Erik Jones.Were excited to have all the components of a second race team, team owner Barney Visser said. Today has been a long time coming.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 Rows No. 77 Toyota for 22 races. Visser said the team would secure a charter for next years Cup season.Im excited, but anxious at the same time, said Jones, who had three Cup starts last year for Joe Gibbs Racing. Its a big learning curve, its a big jump. Youre going from a field where 10 or 12 cars can win to a field where 20 cars can.Its definitely going to be tough, but I think Im in the best situation to succeed, Jones said. Im as ready as I can be. At some point, youve got to make that jump. Youve got to sink or swim.Furniture Row president Joe Garone said the team had not yet signed a crew chief for the second Toyota.Jones, a native of Byron, Michigan, won the Truck Series title last year and has three Xfinity wins this year for Joe Gibbs Racing. His move to the Cup series will mark the first time a Toyota development driver has gone from local racing up through the NASCAR national ranks.To find a driver like Erik and a sponsor like 5-hour Energy along with our technical agreement with Gibbs, we think were going to be able to run right up where we need to run, Visser said.Denver-based Furniture Row Racing has emerged as a contender for the Cup title with Truex. He finished fourth last year after making it to the final round of the Chase. This season he has one victory, leads the series in laps led by a wide margin and has clinched another berth in NASCARs playoffs.Im really excited. I know a lot of things had to come together, said 36-year-old Truex, who will have 5-hour Energy on his car for two races in 2017. Allowing us to do a second car kind of helps keep those (sponsor) relationships strong, helps us build for the future. I think it bodes well for the future of Furniture Row Racing. Im excited to work with Erik.Truexs No. 78 also has received a boost in sponsorship. Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats will increase its primary sponsorship from 12 to 16 races in 2017. Morten Andersen Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. Patrick Mahomes Jersey . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. . The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round. TORONTO -- Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist and Team Canada easily beat Europe 4-1 on Wednesday night in its final preliminary round game in the World Cup of Hockey.Canada won Group A and will face North America or Russia in the first semifinal Saturday night.Sidney Crosby and Logan Couture also scored, and Corey Crawford made 19 saves in his World Cup debut.That was pretty special, Ive waited a long time, he said. Watching as a kid, watching Olympics, watching world juniors. Its a pretty special feeling to put that jersey on. Having friends and family and my parents here, it was a great feeling.Crawford gave up the only goal when Marian Hossa -- normally his teammate with the Chicago Blackhawks -- knuckled a puck past hhim from a sharp angle in the second period. Harrison Butker Jersey. I dont know what I was trying to do there, Crawford said. Ill probably hear about that the rest of the year.Jaroslav Halak stopped 42 shots for Europe.Heavy favorites entering the tournament, Canada has met expectations, easily beating three foes en route to the semifinals. The Canadians outscored the Czechs, Americans and Europeans 14-3, trailing only once and for less than 2 minutes. All but two players have produced at least a point.A win for Russia in the preliminary round finale against Finland on Thursday would seal a date with the Canadians. ' ' ' 

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