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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After three seasons, Erik Jones tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series will come to an end following the 2020 season. The confirmation of Jones no longer being welcomed in the No. 20 Toyota Camry was first confirmed Thursday by NASCAR Race Hub‘s Shannon Spake before JGR sealed its official fate to the public that 2021 will have a new driver a few hours later. “We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several year,” said Joe Gibbs.Read More
By Reid Spencer and Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. –The Chevrolet camp boasts the only active driver who has won more than one championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In fact, Jimmie Johnson owns a record-tying seven Cup titles, and in the process accomplished the record feat of winning five in a row from 2006 through 2010. Both Johnson and Chevrolet, however, have fallen on hard times of late. Johnson has been stuck on 83 victories at NASCAR’s highest level since the spring Dover race ofRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Moving into unison with the other two manufacturers, Toyota announced on Thursday evening that they will be running a sportier looking car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019 as the swap over from their current Camry model to the Supra. Toyota has fielded the Camry since joining NASCAR in 2007, earning four manufacturer championships, two driver championships, and 143 wins, but with a production model of the Supra getting released next year, the manufacturer thought the timing was right to bringRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams that fly under the Toyota umbrella will have a new look once the season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway next month. The manufacturer revealed its 2018 Camry at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and announced the race version will begin use for the 2017 season. “The 2018 Toyota Camry NASCAR race car has been years in the making, and to unveil it simultaneously with our new production Camry is a milestone moment for our organization,” saidRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Competition between NASCAR manufacturers isn’t confined to the race track. In a press conference featuring executives from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, Ed Laukes of Toyota couldn’t pass up an opportunity to needle Chevy’s Jim Campbell. “Let me apologize for those 16 Monday mornings,” Laukes quipped, referring to Toyota’s 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories this season. “Let me apologize for last night,” retorted Campbell, referring to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship Chevrolet driver Johnny Sauter won on Friday. AllRead More