In late January, Toyota TRD president David Wilson told NBC Sports they “had irons in the fire” as it relates to expanding Toyota’s support of teams. Wilson wants to see more Camrys on the grid, but Justin Marks says Trackhouse Racing won’t be one of them.
What you need to know:
- Toyota is looking to spread their investment in NASCAR to more cars.
- Justin Marks told SiriusXM that Trackhouse believed in their partnership with Chevrolet, that Chevy was a “mainstay” for them and all of NASCAR.
- Toyota’s expansion across the garage will have a large impact on the NASCAR landscape, affecting driver lineups, sponsorships, and alliances.
In January, David Wilson told NBC Sports, “We’ve got some good irons in the fire now. What was once a very effective strategy to amass our resources across fewer cars, with the marginalization of the areas that we have to play in and the flattening out of the playing field, we definitely need some more help.”
When Marks was asked about Toyota’s expansion, he answered definitively. “More Toyotas on track would be good for David [Wilson of Toyota] and good for his group over there, it just won’t be with Trackhouse.”
In the Stands
On Reddit, many fans reacted to Marks’ comments with support and guesses of what teams might be Wilson’s “irons in the fire.”
On Twitter, many voiced support for Marks and Trackhouse.
Ben gave some insight into this process for all teams, saying it will be hard to switch loyalty to Toyota, given the existing loyalties.