Toyota vehicles and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) made an statement to verify Toyota’s growth into the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series. Of the various Toyota motors, the Camry model became the selected car for taking part in a field of opposition vigoasia.
After 3 years of Toyota competing as part of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Bill France commented, “Toyota’s entry into the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the NASCAR Busch Series is good for drivers, teams and the fans. This pass gives for even more extreme competition at the music among drivers and producers, on the way to provide more exhilaration and fan interest,” he continued. “Toyota’s entry additionally affords more options for drivers and groups, to be able to growth the competition among producers.
The 2007 12 months will mark several milestones for Toyota motors, along with the agency’s 50th anniversary in America. As the golden anniversary takes place, so will Toyota’s task into the NASCAR Nextel and Busch collection racing. While Toyota drivers and teams have tested to be championship competitors and winners in other series, the manufacturer anxiously awaits to see if the Toyota automobiles will experience the same fate as they department out into new NASCAR territory. “If you want to compete in opposition to the nice, in America that means NASCAR,” admits Dave Illingworth, senior vice chairman, chief planning and administrative officer for Toyota Motor Sales, USA., Inc.
A separate assertion, made in past due January 2006, special the three groups that might be competing at the back of the wheel of Toyota automobiles. Bill Davis Racing, Team Red Bull and Michael Waltrip Racing may be the groups wearing the Toyota Camry because the 2007 season kicks off at the Daytona 500 subsequent February. According to TMS company manager of advertising and marketing communications Kim McCullough, “The reaction to Toyota’s involvement inside the Craftsman Truck Series has been very fantastic, and we look forward to building on the recognition at the following stages – in both Nextel Cup and Busch racing.”
Michael Waltrip, who owns one of the groups to be operating Toyota motors next season, is a Daytona 500 winner times two. Nearly 10 years ago, he shaped a race group that turned into typically recognized for it’s involvement within the Busch Series. In latest years, but, the group started out participating in the Nextel Cup Series on a restricted basis and plans to compete regularly in the course of the 2007 season. In fact, plans for ‘Waltrip Racing World’ became introduced that could function a excessive-tech race keep boasting over one hundred twenty five,000 rectangular-feet of race shop space, buildings and housing.