Sprint Cup - Furniture Row Racing Looking For Broncos/Tebow Magic
DENVER, Dec. 8, 2011: Though it's the offseason for NASCAR, the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing is looking for some of the recent magic by the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow to rub off on the Sprint Cup team as it prepares for February's season-opening Daytona 500.
Prior to Sunday's Broncos-Chicago Bears NFL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Regan Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet will be parked on the southwest corner near Gate 10. Fans can stop by to see the race car and receive a Furniture Row Racing hero card from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT.
The Broncos (7-5) are tied for first place with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football Conference West Division with four regular season games remaining.
"It's been so exciting to follow the Broncos and watch in amazement the winning leadership of Tim Tebow," said Smith, a Denver-area resident. "This is a great opportunity to have our Furniture Row race car on display for Colorado sports fans. The way the Broncos are playing as of late it's like taking the lead during the closing laps of a Sprint Cup race and holding off the competition to the checkered flag. It's been an exciting but nerve-racking season for all Broncos fans."
Speaking about holding off the competition late in the race, that's exactly what Smith did in Tebow-like fashion to capture his first career NASCAR win last May in the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.