City of Denver has no plans to host championship parade for Furniture Row Racing

When it comes to whether or not to host a championship parade for Furniture Row Racing, Denver is all over the road.

NEXT WITH KYLE CLARK - When it comes to whether or not to host a parade for Furniture Row Racing, the city of Denver is all over the road.

We had hoped more would come of Martin Truex Jr.'s NASCAR Cup championship than a proclamation.

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But lo and behold, the city of Denver held a press conference on Monday, which was closed to the public, to do just that.

"Whereas, Denver Furniture Row Racing team won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday, November 19th...

"And whereas, making its debut in 2005, the Furniture Row Racing team, led by driver Martin Truex Jr., overcame obstacles and hardships, this year to become champions.

"And whereas Furniture Row Racing led the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with eight wins, 19 top fives and 26 top 10s...

"And whereas, the only racing company based west of the Mississippi, Furniture Row Racing's win marks the first championship winning title for the Denver team and the first time a team headquartered in Colorado has taken home this great trophy. 

The mayor did, however, admit he's getting deluged with requests for a real celebration... like a parade. He said the "P" word a few times.

"I got to tell you, I got more phone calls about how we were going to celebrate this championship than when the Broncos won Super Bowl 50," Mayor Hancock said. "And soon as we figure out how to throw a parade with you driving that car, we're going to do it. Alright?"

The city clarified that on Tuesday, telling Next that here are no further plans to honor the team. They're trying to draft behind Furniture Row, saying they will handle the celebration (as if Furniture Row could shut down Broadway if they wanted?). The city says Furniture Row asked to take the lead on planning.

Furniture Row said there are no definitive plans for a public party.

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