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Published on June 23rd, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

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Toyota Racing Development Wants To Keep RBR Afloat

In response to the news that Red Bull Racing may leave NASCAR at season’s end, Toyota Racing Development President and General Manager Lee White said that he was interested in working with RBR GM Jay Frye as Frye attempts to secure investors and sponsors to keep the team running.

White said:

I have a huge respect for Jay Frye. He’s a great guy and has a lot of experience in the sport. He’s well-connected. I’m very interested to see what he ends up with as far as investors and partners, and certainly we’ll have time for him moving forward if he wants to continue the relationship, and we’ll also have a lot of time for him even if that doesn’t happen and it involves someone else.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.



2 Responses to Toyota Racing Development Wants To Keep RBR Afloat

  1. Shannon says:

    I didn’t think that Toyota was going to let them sink completely. I just hope they can find sponsors.

  2. Michael J Smith says:

    Last night on Race Hub on SPEED, Randy Pemberton was ripping Red Bull Racing. He said that the engineers calls the shot for the teams. When they show up on race weekends, the crew chiefs have to make due with what they have. It sounded like the CCs have very little input. He mentioned that RBR engineers don’t know that a stock car changes every 10 laps or so. He also said that RBR never had a big-name driver before Kasey Kahne, so they never had a veteran to tell them how they could improve their equipment. And, He said that Joe Gibbs Racing builds their engines, while Toyota Racing Development builds RBR’s engines and that could be a reason that the team struggles. It was very interesting. But, I think that if RBR pulls out and Jay Frye can find investors, this team may turn out to be decent, if what Pemberton says is accurate.

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