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Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Michael J Smith


JTG Daugherty Racing Considering Manufacturing Change

AJ AllmendingerJTG Daugherty Racing, which recently signed AJ Allmendinger to drive their No. 47 Sprint Cup entry, is considering a manufacturer change for 2014, according to

JTG currently fields Toyotas with Triad Racing Technology engines. But, sitting 30th in owner’s standings, JTG may be considering a switch.

The team hasn’t decided whether it will continue its relationship with Toyota and Triad or form a technical alliance with Chevy and Richard Childress Racing.

Part of the reason JTG may be looking elsewhere in 2014 is that Furniture Row Racing, a single-car team with an alliance with RCR, is currently vying for a Chase spot while JTG is struggling.

Team co-owner Brad Daugherty said:

We’d like nothing more than to have a relationship opportunity with Toyota. But as we look at our entire program, we’re looking at every aspect of it and trying to see what will benefit us. We’re going to be selfish with that as we get into next year to see what gives us the best opportunity to be competitive. We haven’t decided that 100 percent. Right now we’re committed to Toyota to get through this season and give them our best effort. Hopefully, they will as well. We expect them to and they have.

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