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Toyota’s Current Dominance, Future Potential Showcased at Watkins Glen

usa-today-9432224.0Even with back spasms that put his availability in doubt, Denny Hamlin endured to win the Cheez-It 355 Sunday at Watkins Glen International. That it was his first on a road course added to the accomplishment, as the 35-year-old needed treatment pre-race and wondered if he could compete on the physically demanding seven-turn, 2.45-mile track.

Hamlin merely racing is a testament to his perseverance. Doing so at a high level only adds to the accomplishment. But had he not been able to answer the bell, another Toyota driver would have just taken their turn in victory lane. That’s seemingly how it goes for Toyota, which has seen its two flagship teams, Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing, combine to win 11 of 22 races this season and lead 57 percent of all laps.Read More

Toyota, TRD Paying Dividends for Teams Behind the Scenes

ToyotaSALISBURY, N.C. (Kenny Bruce)– If Toyota teams appear to be winning most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races these days — and the latest numbers support such a belief — perhaps part of the reason for that success can be traced from the race tracks to the team shops to here.

Here being Toyota Racing Development, or TRD, one of two such venues where the focus is on just that and nothing more. Toyotas. Racing. And development.Read More