Will NASCAR '08 be Toyota's breakout year?

There are 26 comments on the Fredericksburg.com story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Will NASCAR '08 be Toyota's breakout year?. In it, Fredericksburg.com reports that:

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JOE BOB

Tacoma, WA

#1 Jan 11, 2008
WHO CARES!

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#2 Jan 11, 2008
I do.

“Obama Express”

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yes we can*health reform**

#3 Jan 11, 2008
they will be ok........it just takes awhile.

“Smoke and the Rocketman”

Since: Jan 07

United States

#4 Jan 11, 2008
2007 would have been the breakout year if they had an established team with POINTS... this year, they will get many wins. GO TONY IN YOUR TOY!

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

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Raleigh

#5 Jan 11, 2008
My prediction for Toyota in 08 is the Joe Gibbs team has done their homework and will come out of the box at Daytona smoking. That's an intended pun. "Smoking", get it? Allmendinger is going to have hotrod. I look for MWR to make the top 35 and make races consistently with Reutimann's car but struggle as usual with the other cars. If Bill Davis can keep his financial problems straight, he will have a couple of good Toyotas. I think the Ford teams will be the step children of NASCAR this year.

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#6 Jan 11, 2008
Funny because the only differnce between a "toyota" and a "chevy" in NA$CAR is the fake stickers of headlights on the nose. THE CARS ARE THE SAME. Seriously I would feel better if the teams just said they were "sponsored by toyota"

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#7 Jan 11, 2008
Whoyakidding wrote:
My prediction for Toyota in 08 is the Joe Gibbs team has done their homework and will come out of the box at Daytona smoking. That's an intended pun. "Smoking", get it? Allmendinger is going to have hotrod. I look for MWR to make the top 35 and make races consistently with Reutimann's car but struggle as usual with the other cars. If Bill Davis can keep his financial problems straight, he will have a couple of good Toyotas. I think the Ford teams will be the step children of NASCAR this year.
I'd have to agree with you regarding the Ford Teams this year. Hopefully Dodge will do better this year. It would be nice for Kasey, Elloit and Juan, IMO

Since: Jan 07

Charlotte NC

#8 Jan 11, 2008
I think it will be Toyota break out year. Would love to see Kasey win this year.

“Bye old girl, you been great. ”

Since: Feb 07

Bradenton, FL

#9 Jan 11, 2008
Whoyakidding wrote:
My prediction for Toyota in 08 is the Joe Gibbs team has done their homework and will come out of the box at Daytona smoking. That's an intended pun. "Smoking", get it? Allmendinger is going to have hotrod. I look for MWR to make the top 35 and make races consistently with Reutimann's car but struggle as usual with the other cars. If Bill Davis can keep his financial problems straight, he will have a couple of good Toyotas. I think the Ford teams will be the step children of NASCAR this year.
thanks for your prodiction I have a feeling its going to be a HMS vs JGR deal this year. HMS look like they didn't lose anything either during the short time off.
RebeltotheLast

Columbia, SC

#11 Jan 18, 2008
Toyota is willing to spend the money needed for them to be one of the top brands in Nascar. it is just a matter of time, and if they get some lucky breaks this year, it could be their year. time till tell.

“Who Cares?”

Since: Jan 08

Muskegon

#12 Jan 18, 2008
I think toyota is going to do well even though I would like to see them fall on their slanted eyed faces.

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Look to the Western Sky!!!!

#13 Jan 18, 2008
Angel1986 wrote:
I think toyota is going to do well even though I would like to see them fall on their slanted eyed faces.
Gee isn't that a little bigoted.

Toyota will do well and I'm glad about it.
Frsco

Sunnyvale, CA

#14 Jan 24, 2008
Everybody likes competition that is what Racing is all about!!! You should of seen when Dodge came to Nascar everybody also made fun of them. Saying your cars are slow and can not compete with Chevy and Ford.
menards wrote:
Funny because the only differnce between a "toyota" and a "chevy" in NA$CAR is the fake stickers of headlights on the nose. THE CARS ARE THE SAME. Seriously I would feel better if the teams just said they were "sponsored by toyota"

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#15 Jan 25, 2008
Yeah, people are such dopes. Ultimately all the cars are the same and none has an advantage over the other.
Frsco wrote:
Everybody likes competition that is what Racing is all about!!! You should of seen when Dodge came to Nascar everybody also made fun of them. Saying your cars are slow and can not compete with Chevy and Ford.<quoted text>
WWE NASCAR

Trumbull, CT

#16 Jan 25, 2008
menards wrote:
Funny because the only differnce between a "toyota" and a "chevy" in NA$CAR is the fake stickers of headlights on the nose. THE CARS ARE THE SAME. Seriously I would feel better if the teams just said they were "sponsored by toyota"
So true, especial now with that POS COT

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#17 Jan 25, 2008
Thats why NASCAR has to recruit all the open-wheelers to come over and drive the "spec car"

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WWE NASCAR wrote:
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So true, especial now with that POS COT
We Hope

AOL

#18 Jan 25, 2008
If not it'll be a big dissapointment

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Raleigh

#19 Jan 25, 2008
Anything better than last year will be considered a breakout.

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#20 Jan 26, 2008
I think that they will - they are already lapping the fastest times and according to a media report JGR is clocking faster practice times compared with last year.

I think JGR biggest problem will not be cars or speeds or equipment - it's having the boys - Tony, Denny and Kyle - all get along and work together.

I think some of last years problems was more with Toyota not having driver's like Tony Stewart or Denny Hamlin behind the wheel. Just my thought.

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#21 Jan 26, 2008
Angel1986 wrote:
I think toyota is going to do well even though I would like to see them fall on their slanted eyed faces.
lol..good one........

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