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Coke Zero 400 at Daytona July, 2008
Kyle Busch leads Jeff Gordon in the closing laps of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. Busch won his sixth race, while Gordon finished 30th after an incident on the restart of a green-white-checkered finish.
Race winner Kyle Busch (18) and runner-up Carl Edwards (99) race side-by-side on the last lap of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway
Kyle Busch celebrates winning the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola, his sixth victory of the season.
Dale Jarrett stands by his car during pre-race activities before starting his 668th - and final - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start
Team Will Field Camrys in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Grand National Series
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) , winners of three NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championships and over 70 NASCAR races, will campaign Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Grand National Series beginning in 2008.
“We look forward to partnering with Toyota in NASCAR in 2008. Toyota will be hands-on with us as we become an integral part of their long-term development in NASCAR,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of JGR.
“We have 420-plus families that are our number one priority, and taking care of them for the future is very important to us. Our people have made us as successful as we are today, and it’s those same people who will ensure our success in the future. When our teams win, those families win. We’re thrilled for everyone at JGR who will benefit from this.”
The Home Depot Team Pushes Stewarts car from the garage at Daytona
“This decision was made by all of the key leadership at JGR,” said Jimmy Makar, senior vice president of racing operations for JGR. “It was a decision made by the people in our competition department, who live by the one question whenever a decision is made regarding Joe Gibbs Racing: ‘Will this make us more competitive on the race track?’ The consensus answer was yes.”
JGR has been associated with General Motors since its debut in the 1992 Daytona 500. The team fielded Chevrolets from 1992 through 1996, switched to Pontiac in 1997, and then switched back to Chevrolet in 2003. Two of its championships came with Pontiac – Bobby Labonte in 2000 and Tony Stewart in 2002 – while the most recent championship came with Chevrolet in 2005 at the hands of Stewart. Two of JGR’s drivers – Stewart and Denny Hamlin – are currently in position to challenge for this year’s championship.
“General Motors has been a great partner to Joe Gibbs Racing, and we’ve been able to celebrate many victories together,” said Joe Gibbs, owner and founder of JGR. “GM has many great teams, and moving forward, we know they will continue to be very successful. It’s our hope we can deliver to GM their 38th Cup Series championship this season as a way to cap our 16-year relationship with them.”
Tony Stewart is Testing this year for the first time in several years.. In his new Toyota
“Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the most respected teams in NASCAR, a championship-caliber race team and a first-class organization,” said Jim Aust, vice president of Toyota Motorsports and president and CEO of Toyota Racing Development, USA. “We are confident that partnering with the Gibbs team will raise the level of our entire Toyota NASCAR program, and will be beneficial to all of our current teams racing the Toyota Camry.”
Toyota at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in July, 2007
2010 Toyota Camry NASCAR Nationwide stock car makes its track debut at Talladega Test
During Monday's NASCAR Nationwide series new car test at Talladega Superspeedway driver Trevor Bayne takes the No. 99 Toyota Camry out on the track.
Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 99 Toyota Camry sits on a tire in the garage while adjustments are made to his car during Monday's NASCAR Nationwide Series new car test at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala._______________________________________________
PAST NEWS AN PHOTOS....
Tony Stewart poses with crew chief Greg Zipadelli, team owners J.D. Gibbs and Joe Gibbs and crew members of his No. 20 Home Depot Toyota before his 356th and final start for Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart finished ninth, his 207th top-10 finish.
Scott Speed (Above) improved from 32nd-quickest in the first practice session to 19-quickest in the final practice. Speed will be making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Sunday in the TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Allstate 400 at the Brickyard...July27, 2008
LifeLock 400 at Chicagoland July, 2008
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This is the most feared number in NASCAR in 2008
Photos Above By Dan Peters
Toyota Continues To Set The Pace ...
Toyota continued to top the speed charts during NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Las Vegas. Johnny Benson (No. 20 Z-Line/Old Spice Toyota) joined Kyle Busch (No. 18 Farm Bureau/Z-Line Designs/Interstate Batteries Toyota) and David Reutimann (No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota) atop the speed charts – turning the fast lap of 182.729 mph (29.552 seconds) during Thursday morning’s session. Reutimann had recorded the fastest lap of 180.675 mph (29.888 seconds) in Wednesday morning’s session and Busch had the fastest lap of 181.757 mph (29.710 seconds) on Wednesday afternoon.
DAVID REUTIMANN & Michael McDowell
TOYOTA 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP
Toyota Camry at Daytona international Speedway, February 2007
Dale Jarrett has the same sponsor, but a new number in 2007 #44
2007 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP DRIVERS
DALE JARRETT #44 UPS CAMRY NASCAR Photo
MICHAEL WALTRIP #55 NAPA CAMRY NASCAR Photo
DAVE BLANEY #22 CAT CAMRY NASCAR Photo
DAVID REUTIMANN #00 CAMRY NASCAR Photo
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