Toyota plans to run its Camry model in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013, but it will not be the same model that currently runs in the series. Toyota is planning on unveiling a redesigned Camry for the 2012 model year, and hopes to incorporate those changes into its Cup model in 2013.
Richard Petty met with officials from Toyota and Michael Waltrip Racing Sunday and Monday, which could mean the team is considering a switch from Ford Fusions from Roush Fenway Racing to Toyota Camrys from MWR.
Intertstate Batteries announced that it has extended its sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing. Under the agreement, Interstate will serve a primary sponsor for six races for the No. 18 Sprint Cup Toyota driven by Kyle Busch, and one Nationwide Series race each season.
Rusty Wallace Racing, which is switching to Toyota in the Nationwide Series next season, has announced that it has formed a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. JGR will provide technical support for the team’s factory-backed Toyota Camrys. Engines will be provided by Triad Racing Development.
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.
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing is staying with Chevrolet next season, after considering a switch to Toyota, according to FoxSports. Richard Childress, which helps supply engines to EGR, and Toyota reportedly gave EGR an ultimatum to decide on a make for next season. They chose to stick with Chevy.
According to FoxSports, it seems that Jamie McMurray is slated to drive Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car next season, but the hold up appears to be Bass Pro Shops, which is going to sponsor the car. BPS wants to move to Stewart Hass Racing’s No. 39 and Ryan Newman. Also, EGR is considering a […]
After months of speculation that Red Bull Racing would switch to Chevys next season, the team announced that they have re-signed with Toyota. The agreement continues a three-year deal between RBR and Toyota.
While Richard Petty Motorsports officials said that the team would not switch to Toyotas before season’s end, Richard Petty indicated that the team would consider other automakers for next season and beyond.
Kasey Kahne and Richard Petty Motorsports may switch to Toyota later this season as a result of Chrysler pulling its support from the series. RPM currently only has enough parts for one Dodge engine.