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JGR Close To Signing Extension With Toyota

Posted By Michael J Smith On April 24, 2012 @ 3:27 pm In Cup | No Comments

[1]Joe Gibbs Racing is close to signing a long-term extension with Toyota within the next month, according to ESPN.com [2]. There has been speculation that JGR could switch to Dodge, but this news makes those rumors seem less likely.

JGR President JD Gibbs said that the team working on a deal that would keep them with Toyota “for a long time to come.”

Dodge is looking for a team to anchor its program after Penske Racing, the only major team that currently fields Dodges in the Sprint Cup Series, decided to switch to Ford next season [3].

JGR’s contract with Toyota is up at the end of the season, making them a target for Dodge. Dodge has also approached Richard Petty Motorsports [4], as it searches for a program to replace Penske.

In related news, Toyota plans to unveil its 2013 Sprint Cup Camry on May 22nd at Toyota Racing Development in North Carolina.

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[2] ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7843219/joe-gibbs-racing-close-signing-long-term-extension-toyota

[3] switch to Ford next season: http://lead-lap.com/2012/03/01/penske-may-switch-from-dodge-to-ford-in-2013/

[4] approached Richard Petty Motorsports: http://lead-lap.com/2012/03/02/rpm-says-dodge-has-contacted-them-to-run-chargers-in-2013/

[5] Dodge Unveils 2013 Sprint Cup Charger: http://lead-lap.com/2012/03/12/dodge-unveils-2013-sprint-cup-charger/

[6] Ford Unveils 2013 Sprint Cup Fusion: http://lead-lap.com/2012/01/24/ford-unveils-2013-sprint-cup-fusion/

[7] Chevy Working On New Model For 2013 Cup Competition: http://lead-lap.com/2012/03/14/chevy-working-on-new-model-for-2013-cup-competition/

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