Toyota runs into a speed bump

There are 392 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 12, 2007, titled Toyota runs into a speed bump. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Toyota hadn't even gotten a Camry to the track for qualifying Sunday afternoon and it already was a source of questions and speculation.

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Tim McDaniel

United States

#23 Feb 12, 2007
Last season Chad Knaus was suspended for something that was in the gray area and fined. So I think the same should happen to Kahn and Kenseth's crew chiefs. And see how they feel about it! Now for Waltrip I think they should suspend Waltrip and his crew chief for the next five races! And they shuold check all the other Toyota's for the first year of racing because they are new to the racing scene that is the Toyota's are new to the scene! Go Chevy!

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#24 Feb 12, 2007
That speed bump is called Michael Waltrip.
TBird

Rainsville, AL

#25 Feb 12, 2007
It's a sad day for Nascar when they let japanese cars into the race not to mention later on with the cot. I've been a life long Nascar fan and was looking forward to sitting and watching races with my son as me and my dad did, but the heads of Nascar have totally ruined that and have turned this die hard fan into and die hard anti nascar person now.
Jim

Westerly, RI

#26 Feb 12, 2007
Saying that Toyota doesn`t belong in Nascar is like saying that all baseball players should be Americans. Think about that.
Budman8

Saint Cloud, MN

#27 Feb 12, 2007
You say Canada is foreign? Not as much as the engineered Toyota.
Mr Nascar

Carson, CA

#28 Feb 12, 2007
I own a 87 Chevy S10 250,000 miles
I own a 92 Chevy 1/2 ton 175,000 miles
I own a 06 Chevy 3/4 ton 35,000
I had a 86 Nisson it was gone at 35,000 it was junk
But you can get junk no matter what company makes it. So why not give the American companys a brake there cars and trucks are as good as any other makes you most be reading to many road and junk mags thay hate Ameracan products two.
teslafan41

La Jolla, CA

#29 Feb 12, 2007
I am a Waltrip fan and hope that his team has not tried to cheat,but if it is found that they did penalize them heavily.
mbi

AOL

#30 Feb 13, 2007
i want to see waltrip`s team flop
Old Timer

United States

#31 Feb 13, 2007
TBird wrote:
It's a sad day for Nascar when they let japanese cars into the race.......... but the heads of Nascar have totally ruined that and have turned this die hard fan into and die hard anti nascar person now.
Pretty much the same here. Actually, ditching NASCAR may be OK after all. I'm back to being much more interested in the local races at Bithlo, especially since i won't have to see any jap cars race in the Late Model division!

Since: Jan 07

Perry, MO

#32 Feb 13, 2007
Obviously, NASCAR doesn't miss your money. There must not be enough of you haters to make a difference. Good riddance.
CDJ

Louisville, KY

#33 Feb 13, 2007
Ray Evernham, who owns Kahne's car, said Monday the holes were a minor infraction that doesn't qualify as cheating.

'NASCAR saw the holes in inspection and told my guys to tape them up. They were taped, but the tape came off,' Evernham said.'I don't know why they made such a big deal about it. It was not an aerodynamic device or something that was built to fool them.'

Still, Evernham expects crew chief Kenny Francis to get hit with a suspension when NASCAR hands out its penalties
Old Timer

United States

#34 Feb 13, 2007
Toyota fan wrote:
Obviously, NASCAR doesn't miss your money. There must not be enough of you haters to make a difference. Good riddance.
Actually, NASCAR does miss my money. Television audiences dropped for most races last year. Less than half the races sold out. With a large number of fully sponored cars trying to make the field, there will be a lot of grumbling by the people who front the bucks to put a moving sign in front of potential customers. While I expect a flurry of interest as the japs move in, I do expect the drop to continue. Good riddance.
SASQUATCH

Brea, CA

#35 Feb 13, 2007
My last three car were all Dodges, and I still own two of them, a 2003 Dodge Ram with a Hemi and a 2003 Caravan. At 75,000 miles my Ram's Hemi engine had a major failure and had to be replaced. I took very good care of the engine, and changed my oil every 300 miles. FYI: 75,000 miles is out of the warranty period. I paid almost $7,000 for a used Hemi to replace my dead one, a new engine would have set me back over $10,000 on a truck with a blue book value of less than $9,000. I love my truck's power and I felt I was doing my small part by buying American, but my next vehicle is going to be a Nissan. I've owned two and my brother and mom each had one. Four cars - zero problems.

Since: Jan 07

Perry, MO

#36 Feb 13, 2007
Old Timer wrote:
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Actually, NASCAR does miss my money.
If they miss you guys enough, they'd figure out a way to kick Toyota out.

If you have already given up on NASCAR, why the hell are you posting in this forum?
The Truth

Cedar Rapids, IA

#37 Feb 13, 2007
harleyboy wrote:
I hope Toyota does not get any cars in the race.They do not belong there.


As Toyota build pruduciton plants in the USA, this is what is happening to our American pride in auto: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17128723/

I thnk Ford and GM has already done this.
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#38 Feb 13, 2007
Jim wrote:
Saying that Toyota doesn`t belong in Nascar is like saying that all baseball players should be Americans. Think about that.
No! It is not the same. Nascar is a sponsor supported sport. Baseball is not. You don't see Ichiro Suzuki wearing a Sony logo on his uniform. Nascar fans are some of the most sponsor supportive groups of people in America. The logos on the drivers uniforms has alot to do with how that product sells in this country. That is the only reason Toyota is getting into it. You go ahead and buy a Toyota and I will stick with my Chevy. Also when I go to a baseball game I am supporting an American owned Team, not some monster Japanese Auto company trying to put American companies out of business. So, yes it is different.
Bowties

Greenville, NC

#39 Feb 13, 2007
ndunning wrote:
<quoted text>
They belong there as much as the foreign made Fords, Chevy's, and Dodges.
Put down the crack pipe before you burn yourself!! Last time I checked the mailing address was Detroit. When did they become another country?

Since: Feb 07

Greenville, NC

#40 Feb 13, 2007
joe wrote:
budman8 needs to learn where the chevy ford dodge are built he just showes his dont know were they are built. at least toyota is built in america USA as he dont know,at least they are giving jobs to americans not like CHEVY,FORD,DODGE, out of country
So there are no Chevy, Ford or Dodge plants in America.. Interesting maybe I should tell the 1200 folks that head off to Norfolk everyday that they are not in America.
Todd

Houston, TX

#41 Feb 14, 2007
support americans wrote:
The Japanese government supports there car companies - they give them on average - a $3000.00 subside per car. They work together businesses / banking / companies to defend the enemy that would be us. Forget all the double talk about foreign cars made in the USA The Japanese and Germans wanted to take over our country in World War II. They lost the war but now many Americans what to give them all the rewards. When your child can not get a job it will be tooooo late. Its not NASCAR - they are out to make money - they do not care about you - how much money did Brian France make last year? It would be safe to say a little more than you or I. Do you home work - how many car magzines are owned by foreing interest. America's can not buy house's companys etc in other countrys - but here everything is for SALE.
We have 50,000 troops in Japan as a stratigic base in the pacific. I suppose, we can let them have some of our auto industry. It really has to be a give and take in today's world. Strong arming countries doesn't work anymore.

Since: Dec 06

Duluth MN

#42 Feb 14, 2007
Just remember when you buy your Toyota, you are filling the Japs pockets while the American car companys are sinking. You go help the Japs get rich.

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