Jayski.com is reporting that Joe Gibbs Racing will close their engine shop, lay off half of its engine shop employees, and get their engines from Toyota Racing Development.
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 [...]
Rusty Wallace Racing and Toyota Racing Development announced that RWR is switching from Chevy to Toyota in the 2010 Nationwide Series season. Drivers Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan will return to the team full time in 2010, as well.
If you’re into NASCAR as much as I am, you’ll enjoy this Wall Street Journal article on the amount NASCAR teams spend on motor oil. According to the Journal, over the past decade, Joe Gibbs Racing has spent about $1 million per year on perfecting its motor oil. Roughly 10 extra horsepower have been squeezed [...]
Toyota Racing Development, provider of engines for the Toyotas of Michael Waltrip Racing, Robby Gordon Motorsports, and Red Bull Racing, has decided to revert back to the oil pump used on TRD engines last year, and will continue the modifications used in the Shelby 427 last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the last [...]
Kyle Busch, who qualified on the pole for the Shelby 427 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, blew an engine in practice Friday and will go to the back of the field. Fellow Toyota drivers David Reutimann and Marcos Ambrose, who qualified fourth and fifth respectively, had to replace their engines and will start at the rear of [...]
Robby Gordon Motorsports has announced that beginning in 2009, the team will switch from Dodge to Toyota. Gordon and Toyota began their relationship in 1989, when Gordon won a championship driving a Toyota grand national truck.