Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Toyota names first three NASCAR Nextel Cup teams
Toyota named the first three teams to run Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series. They are Bill Davis Racing, Waltrip-Jasper Racing & Team Red Bull. Waltrip is running the #55 Dodge in 2006 but Davis will start a new team in 2007 to replace him. Red Bull has a lot of participation in motorsports but this is their first big move in NASCAR Nextel Cup. They will field two cars and the drivers will be named later. Robbie Gordon is a possibility because Red Bull has sponsored his Busch Series car a couple of times in the past. NASCAR veteran Marty Gaunt will be the GM of Team Red Bull. So Toyota will have a total of five cars in Nextel Cup in 2007.