Toyota Finally Has Its Act In Gear

Full story: Hartford Courant

Toyota 's entrance into Sprint Cup in 2007 was far from the bang many expected when the manufacturer's team struggled to make the Daytona 500 .
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Joe

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Feb 11, 2008
 
"Oh what a difference a year makes." ???

Did you mean, "Oh what a difference buying GM's technology by way of Gibbs Racing makes."

Toyota nor MW could get it done, so they bought theirselves the speed!!!

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Feb 11, 2008
 
no, I think what they mean is getting guys who are in the top 35 and will be guarenteed to be in the race... last year there were how many go or go homers? pplleeaassee.. and a start up team?? what could people possibly have expected??
saying that Toyota had a bad first year,, what about Dodge? what happeneed to their established teams???

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Feb 11, 2008
 
yeah...ok
Larry

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Feb 11, 2008
 
It's only been a year and they are sitting on the outside pole and ran very good in the shootout. Amazing what all those millions of dollars Toyota has spent has bought them. I've said it before but I definitely agree with what Jack Roush said about Toyota and what they would do in this sport. Money will be no object as far a buying teams(Gibbs) or spending on technology to win which I'm afraid the GMs, Fords, and Dodges won't be able to match. Will you still watch nascar when Toyota becomes the dominant car in Nascar? I for one will not. I guess you can call me old school but they are the core fans that are leaving Nascar in droves! If Toyota buys all the top drivers and teams they need to dominate the series I will be done with Nascar. Michael Waldrip was questioned at the end of the season last year about running better and he said he was getting help from Gibbs. Of course, Gibbs was quick to deny this fearing a lawsuit I guess from Chevy for violating their contract which said as long as they were under contract they couldn't help or negotiate with a competing manufacturer. So, who was not telling the truth-Michael who mention this on national tv or the Gibbs Team headed by one of the biggest professed "christians" in sports? Frankly, I don't believe Michael whould have made that comment unless it was true. If that is true then Joe will have some forgiveness to ask for and has lost all respect I have for him!

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Since: Apr 07

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#7
Feb 11, 2008
 
Every manufacturer, every team has done the samething! Rousch is "Cheating " the rules on how many teams 1 guy can own as we speak! He will throw enough $$$$$ around and probably own Yates so he can put his 5th team there and come out owning 7 or 8 total teams! Why would Rubber Moron bail? To keep Roach from owning him! Hendrick Buys there speed and wins! There on top, it costs to be on top! Yates used to be on top, they quit spending money and look at them now! When the German owned Dodges came back to NASCAR they threw money around and There was Evernham! Untill they franchise the sport and limit the spending, we are going to have this! Toyota told all NASCAR fans thru press releases etc... "we have a 100 yr plan! That means we are here to stay, and we have a 5 yr plan to win a championship" (no matter the cost)! Oh, It will end when every fan can see the car brand he drives in the race!
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#8
Feb 11, 2008
 
You guys need to get a clue. Its not gonna end! These teams are going to follow the money, thats all they can do if they want to stay at the top. What they are doing is still a business no matter what you might like to think. All this will pass too, every thing always changes given time. For every fan that leaves there are some that come in. If you aren't happy watching races, quit but nobody is going to care. Let Honda come, let the Koreans come, even let the Commies come, they will all spend some money that someone here will benefit from. GooooooooooooMikey!!!!!!!!!!

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Larry wrote:
It's only been a year and they are sitting on the outside pole and ran very good in the shootout. Amazing what all those millions of dollars Toyota has spent has bought them. I've said it before but I definitely agree with what Jack Roush said about Toyota and what they would do in this sport. Money will be no object as far a buying teams(Gibbs) or spending on technology to win which I'm afraid the GMs, Fords, and Dodges won't be able to match. Will you still watch nascar when Toyota becomes the dominant car in Nascar? I for one will not. I guess you can call me old school but they are the core fans that are leaving Nascar in droves! If Toyota buys all the top drivers and teams they need to dominate the series I will be done with Nascar. Michael Waldrip was questioned at the end of the season last year about running better and he said he was getting help from Gibbs. Of course, Gibbs was quick to deny this fearing a lawsuit I guess from Chevy for violating their contract which said as long as they were under contract they couldn't help or negotiate with a competing manufacturer. So, who was not telling the truth-Michael who mention this on national tv or the Gibbs Team headed by one of the biggest professed "christians" in sports? Frankly, I don't believe Michael whould have made that comment unless it was true. If that is true then Joe will have some forgiveness to ask for and has lost all respect I have for him!
great post''
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Feb 11, 2008
 
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Some interesting food-for-thought, Larry. Well said. I am sure they will buy the JAPCAR Cup series, just like they have done with the CTS series. Wonder what ever happened to Dodge in the CTS, Larry?
It will soon be like IRL---all these shit-Camry's of Tomorrow (COT) will be TuRD-powered and when that happens---look out. King Brian should take a clue at what happened to open-wheel racing. Who in their right might wants to go and watch a bunch of Honda-powered buzz-bombs run around the track. What in the hell happened to the Ford and Chebbie-powered Indy-Cars, Larry?
I remember when you got a huge break in cid rules, if you ran a stock-block V8 at Indy. Damn, those days are long-gone since the japs took over in open wheel IRL! It's ruined, Larry, just like the direction King Brian is headed, when he opened-up the once, former NASCAR to the japs!
Wonder when Honda is coming? I hear they already have CTS templates? Then it will be Nissan! Then the Koreans and finally the Chi-Coms!
Goddamn, when will it all end?
Do you not realize what a disgusting little human being you are "sex with goats?" Look at that post you just left! Full of racist statements, bitterness,name calling to people that have more brains in their little toe than you have in your whole body. We get it!!!!! You aren't particularly fond of foreign cars being in Nascar. And, you kind of don't care for Michael Waltrip. Good For You! Wonderful! Your tired aren't you? Yammering on and on and on and on and on! My good girty man! SHUT UP! We hear ya! Go to a different bathroom at a service station and copy down something else for us to read, we know this stuff by heart.
That said, we laugh at how pathetic you are at my house. You need to be told so i am gonna tell you...again... step off ya Racist idiot. We do not care what you think. Why? Because you are an offensive idiot! Good people who truly feel that they are reading something worth reading on these forums are leaving as soon as they get here because you and your multiple personalities are yammering and putting down a wonderful racer that they like.
Let me repeat myself (you seem to) Go on. Step off. Shut Up. Go away. You can disagree in a new way with a new choice of words on the Rubby board can't you?
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WE

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Feb 11, 2008
 
People cry and cry about Toyota dominating in the future...and what will happen to our precious little domestic manufacturers. What about today? Is Chevrolet not dominating right now? Well over half the wins last season...and the most winning manufacturer in the sport. I say there is a monopoly right now! Hypocracy at it's finest!
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Chevy has dominated for years. They won the pole yesterday. Do you really think toyota is spending more than what chevy spends with Rick Hendrick? Toyota won the pole at dega and this is just a carry over of that effort. They said they assigned a small team to work on restrictor plate motors. Hendrick has a BIG team that work's on the plate motors.
I don't recall people screaming when Dodge came in and won the pole and outside pole their first year. Do you think Ray didn't tell dodge what they were doing at chevy? Some of you have some serious anger issues.

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Feb 11, 2008
 
blah blah blah blah WAAAHHHH want some cheese to go with your wine.

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Oh Doggybanger, If what you have posted was even half true(yes I'm calling you a LIAR AGAIN, Remember I've proven it!)You wouldn't even post here except to cause $hit, which shows your true side TROLL! Enjoy your sad, loney, life when people quit replying to your posts! Perhaps your Buttbuddy Jeff or whatever personality it is today will show you how to invent personalities B.O.B. will probably help you in your quest! Your $hitspreasding days grow shorter as the count down clock winds down!
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Feb 12, 2008
 
Renee29404 wrote:
blah blah blah blah WAAAHHHH want some cheese to go with your wine.
I like wine, please give me some cheese too! Eat drink and be merry for sunday Michael wins.
Dillinger

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Waltrip Expert wrote:
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Do you not realize what a disgusting little human being you are "sex with goats?" Look at that post you just left! Full of racist statements, bitterness,name calling to people that have more brains in their little toe than you have in your whole body. We get it!!!!! You aren't particularly fond of foreign cars being in Nascar. And, you kind of don't care for Michael Waltrip. Good For You! Wonderful! Your tired aren't you? Yammering on and on and on and on and on! My good girty man! SHUT UP! We hear ya! Go to a different bathroom at a service station and copy down something else for us to read, we know this stuff by heart.
That said, we laugh at how pathetic you are at my house. You need to be told so i am gonna tell you...again... step off ya Racist idiot. We do not care what you think. Why? Because you are an offensive idiot! Good people who truly feel that they are reading something worth reading on these forums are leaving as soon as they get here because you and your multiple personalities are yammering and putting down a wonderful racer that they like.
Let me repeat myself (you seem to) Go on. Step off. Shut Up. Go away. You can disagree in a new way with a new choice of words on the Rubby board can't you?
Love,
WE
That was a good line about the bathrooms.

Aw, don't let him get your tummy all crazy. He says this stuff on purpose. I think we have a war vet here, so don't pay attention to the slurs and just salute him for fighting.
Dillinger

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Go Chevy wrote:
Chevy has dominated for years. They won the pole yesterday. Do you really think toyota is spending more than what chevy spends with Rick Hendrick? Toyota won the pole at dega and this is just a carry over of that effort. They said they assigned a small team to work on restrictor plate motors. Hendrick has a BIG team that work's on the plate motors.
I don't recall people screaming when Dodge came in and won the pole and outside pole their first year. Do you think Ray didn't tell dodge what they were doing at chevy? Some of you have some serious anger issues.
Now, this is a good post, thanks for giving me something to think about...
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Feb 12, 2008
 
Nascar racing is so stupid, only complete morons follow it. If Toyota does well, and fans defect Nascar racing, it will be a public service.

Go Toyo!!

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Dillinger wrote:
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That was a good line about the bathrooms.
Aw, don't let him get your tummy all crazy. He says this stuff on purpose. I think we have a war vet here, so don't pay attention to the slurs and just salute him for fighting.
No WWII war vet in Doggybanger he would've been 2 Years old at the out set! U.S, Army was taking anybody but wasn't quit that desperate!

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Feb 12, 2008
 
no lies wrote:
Nascar racing is so stupid, only complete morons follow it. If Toyota does well, and fans defect Nascar racing, it will be a public service.
Go Toyo!!
Go Toyota! Only one thing bigger Morons like better is to troll on Nascar boards saying NASCAR is so Stupid! Go back under your bridge!

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Feb 12, 2008
 
no lies wrote:
Nascar racing is so stupid, only complete morons follow it. If Toyota does well, and fans defect Nascar racing, it will be a public service.
Go Toyo!!
You are an Idiot....nuff said

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Feb 12, 2008
 
One thing about Real true NASCAR fans we can argue amoung ourselves but let someone else pick on us or NASCAR!!!

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