NASCAR penalized Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Sprint Cup Series team, after Matt Kenseth’s race-winning Camry failed post-race inspection due to a connecting rod in the engine.
Matt Kenseth’s race-winning Toyota failed post-race inspection after the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, and it failed inspection at NASCAR’s R&D center.
Joe Gibbs Racing is close to signing a long-term extension with Toyota within the next month, according to ESPN.com. 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 [...]
As part of the recently announced partnership between Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development, Denny Hamlin may have a TRD engine in his No. 11 FedEx Sprint Cup Toyota at this weekend’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development announced a partnership to produce engines for used by JGR and other Toyota teams.
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 [...]