Posted on: January 23, 2008 3:22 pm

Toyotas presence in Cup

It seems that everyone I know has a blog now, and of course I don't want to be left out.

I'm just wondering how Toyota has managed to pass Ford on the owners list. Is it money? Does Toyota have that much money that they can have more entries in Sprint Cup racing after only one year in the sport than Ford, who has been here since the beginning? Sure they got out of Cup a long time ago, but who remembers that?

This year, the team that my driver drives for, has made the switch to Toyota. Joe Gibbs Racing has, in my opinion, been one of the pioneers when it comes to taking chances. Never mind the money aspect, I believe that when Joe Gibbs sees an opportunity, he will take advantage of it. I don't think that he made the decision to switch from the most popular manufacturer, and the manufacturer that has the most Championships in Cup history, to Toyota on a whim. He has got to see that Toyota is committed to winning in the Sprint series, and maybe he has noticed what they have done in the truck series.

My friends have given me a hard time for being a fan of a driver whose team has made the switch to Toyota. But in my opinion, the bottom line is this.........Joe Gibbs Racing has a Two time Cup Champion in Tony Stewart, and two of the best  young drivers on the circuit in Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch. Look for wins from his team this year, along with other teams that have made the switch to Toyota.

Category: General
Tags: gibbs, nascar, toyota
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