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Volume 25 No. 155
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Furniture Row Racing's NASCAR Charter Sold To Spire S&E

Spire Sports & Entertainment, an agency that "represents drivers and sponsors and works with some NASCAR teams, has purchased Furniture Row Racing’s charter," according to Dustin Long of NBCSPORTS.com. The new team’s car number "will be 77," and it will "field Chevrolets." Driver, sponsor and an alliance "will be announced at a later date." The team "will be co-owned" by Spire co-Founders Jeff Dickerson and T.J. Puchyr. The FRR charter is the "most valuable charter to be sold." Part of the money "paid to teams with charters is based off performance the past three years." With a championship and runner-up finish the past two years, the FRR charter will "provide more money than any of the previous charters that have been sold." This is the "most paid for a charter." This will be the "first time for Dickerson and Puchyr to be Cup car owners." They can "provide the new ownership that some have questioned for the sport as the current group of owners age" (NBCSPORTS.com, 12/4).