Toyota To End Deal As Title Sponsor For Long Beach Grand Prix, 44 Year Partnership To Come To An End

INDIANAPOLIS – This is just a huge news week in the realm of motorsports. On Thursday afternoon, Toyota announced that they’d be pulling out of the title sponsorship deal with the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Grand Prix Association confirmed the news with a statement. “We have had a phenomenal relationship with Toyota for 44 years, a record in the racing world. In recent discussions, however, Toyota has elected not to renew as the title sponsor,” Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, said…

Read More

Rough Day For Truex, Toyota Overall On Sunday In Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich – For most of the middle of the first stage through the final few laps of the second stage of Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at the Michigan International Speedway, it looked like the “Big 3” would dominate the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch would dominate the top five and would at times run 1-2-3. But, for one of the members, they had a rough day in the grand scheme of things. 

Read More

Toyota’s Strong On Friday In Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races aren’t won on Friday’s but they certainly can be lost. While we’re still a few days away from Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), it was a great start to the weekend for the Toyota camp. That’s a positive step in the right direction for them. 

Read More

Toyota Puts 4 Cars In The Top 5 On Sunday

Toyota looked to be the class of the field this weekend. While Chase Elliott in a Chevrolet was strong, the four Joe Gibbs Racing and the Furniture Row Racing car of Martin Truex Jr. were arguably the strongest overall. In the opening practice session on Saturday and even in qualifying later on in the afternoon on yesterday, the five Toyota cars clearly had the most speed. In the race, they’d put four cars in the top five of the finishing order. 

Read More

Toyota Teams Strong In 1st Session, Chevrolet In Final Practice At Watkins Glen

It really should come to no surprise whatsoever that the top manufacturer in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action at Watkins Glen this weekend was that of the Toyota camp. Among the “Big 3”  drivers this season, Toyota has two of them (Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch). The Toyota camp has also won each of the last two years at Watkins Glen and enters with some big momentum. Truex, is the defending race winner and won the first road course of the 2018 season back in June at Sonoma.…

Read More

Can Toyota’s Continue New Hampshire Dominance This Weekend

Its no secret, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway has become Toyota’s playground. Out of the last six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the Magic Mile, Toyota drivers have won five of them. Can they add their ninth overall New Hampshire victory since 2012 in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)? Heading into this weekend’s race, Toyota drivers have won each of the last four races on the season and six of the last seven. That dates back to Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte. With…

Read More

Truex, Toyota’s In General Shock The Fords At Daytona On Saturday Night

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Former Furniture Row Racing teammates worked well together in the final laps of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Erik Jones was a rookie last season with FRR and he pushed his former teammate Martin Truex Jr. to the lead on Lap 161. After he did so, a caution flew making this race extend to a second overtime. Instead of Truex and Jones finishing 1-2, they’d have to do it all over again. But, on that final restart, Jones made a great move to the lead and…

Read More

Can The Toyota’s Find The Speed That It Will Take To Win Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

JOLIET, Ill – Heading into this weekend, it was a preconceived notion that either Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. would be winning Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Chicagoland Speedway. They’ve combined to win 22 of the last 31 races overall and have won the last 11 consecutive races on 1.5-mile tracks in general. Harvick, had won five times already this season and finished third at the 1.5-mile track last September. Plus, on 1.5-mile tracks in 2018, Harvick has finishes of first, first, second,…

Read More

Sunday’s AAA 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Could Come Down To Toyota’s Vs. Fords

Chevrolet hasn’t been anywhere close to their past strength during this entire 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They have only one driver not just in the top 10 in the overall points standings, but just one in the top 10 of lap leaders too. Their only win this year came back in the season opener at Daytona. They haven’t won a race since that February race and Kyle Larson earning the pole for this weekend’s race at Dover was the first Busch Pole Award since Daytona too. Also,…

Read More

How Did The 1st Day of Daytona 500 Practice Shape Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for not one, but two practice sessions in preparation for next Sunday’s 60th Running of the Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). These practices were very tame though, as most of the time, teams decided to do single car runs, or run in draft with teammates. There were times late in both sessions that some drafting practice too place too. In the first of two 50 minute…

Read More