Rusty Wallace Racing and Toyota Racing Development have announced that RWR is switching from Chevys to Toyotas in the Nationwide Series next season. Drivers Steven Wallace and Brendan Gaughan will return full time to the Nationwide Series in 2010, as well.
Wallace and Gaughan are both in the top 10 in Nationwide Series starts, but neither has won a race this season.
Separately, Rusty Wallace has agreed to represent the Toyota brand nationally.
I’m very proud to have the opportunity for the team and I to represent the Toyota brand. Our team’s decision on manufacturers involved input from a lot of people within the organization. We decided that at the end of the day, our goal as a race team is simple: To win races and championships. Thus, we all had to take a long look at which manufacturer partner could best help us reach that goal.
Lee White, of TRD, said:
We are looking forward to our partnership and working together with Rusty Wallace Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. As a former Cup Series champion who is now a team owner, Rusty knows what is required – in terms of equipment and people – to win races and compete for championships. The team is a first-class organization, and we are proud that they will be a part of the Toyota Camry roster.