Just realized this......manufactures

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by 28car, May 4, 2019.

  1. 28car

    28car Team Owner

    no particular reason on why I didn’t notice this before

    The starting line up for Dover
    15 Ford
    17 Chevy
    5 Toyota
     
  2. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    What are your realizing?
     
  3. mack

    mack Team Owner

    and your point is?
     
  4. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    I am pretty sure that he is shocked that with only 5 cars, TRD powered Toyota leads the Manufacturers Standings by 11 points over Ford. It's really astonishing.
     
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  5. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    Confirmed, Toyota is the new dodge of nascar. So how much longer before they pull out? Then keep teasing about coming back.
     
  6. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Tells me Toyota spends their money wisely.
     
  7. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    ...and then every now and again, posts like this. Seriously?
     
  8. mack

    mack Team Owner

    And they have more to spend than all others that are involved.
     
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  9. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    They’ve already got 6 wins with those 5 cars, so probably no time soon.
     
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  10. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Cool. Throwback post day! Love it! Let's go with the Japanese manufacturer has no place in this sport crap! #Merica
     
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  11. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    My bold prediction, Toyota will not be a part of gen 7.
     
  12. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    That is bold, I’ll give you that.
     
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  13. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Misspelled bald.
     
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  14. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    That's awesome.
     
  15. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Lol obviously hence the top carmaker in the world title
     
  16. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Or 'bad'.
     
  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    If you knew what he realized, why did you ask?
     
  18. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    They had to buy Gibbs after all their other teams went bankrupt and ran for the hills. Couldn't build an engine without a tapered spacer to save their lives.
     
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  19. mack

    mack Team Owner

    Where did I say Toyota shouldn't be in Cup? Youre very sensitive, and jump to conclusions.
     
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  20. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Don’t have to.

    Hendrick Engines offer adapters for Toyota valve covers.
     
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  21. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Yeah, Toyota operate essentially as a factory team. Not unlike how a Team Penske is contracted to run Acura's factory sports car program. Obviously it works for them, as they've accomplished everything they wanted to do when they first entered NASCAR - both on the track and off. Is it dangerous? Maybe. If Chevy and Ford decided to do the same we'd have the stock car version of F1 with about fifteen or twenty cars in the field and the same three teams being the only ones who ever win. You can find a lot of teams beyond the big dogs running Roush-Yates, ECR, and Hendrick engines. A lot of them get chassis support as well. Are they as successful? No, but at least it's a model that's more viable for more teams. That's why we're all rooting for TRD to get more involved and expand with an LFR or someone else.
     
  22. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Jackman

    I wish Dodge would get back into Cup Series.

    I'd also like to see Honda give it a go. They are so good in damn near every kind of racing they get involved in, I'd like to see what they could do here.

    I like variety. And I don't buy the complaints about "Japanese manufacturers" and whatnot. These companies all manufacture so many cars in America nowadays they might as well count as American.
     
  23. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Wishful thinking on your part I think. Toyota isn't going anywhere anytime soon. David Wilson and TRD's involvement in racing is deep.
     
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  24. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    If you knew that I realized what he realized after I realized what I realized, why did you ask?
     
  25. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I would like to see Dodge rejoin, and maybe Nissan. Nobody else makes sense. Honda/VW/etc don't make a fullsize truck
     
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  26. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    About the factory team thing....TRD has a budget (just like any builder) and answers to Toyota North America....and Toyota North America answers to Japan. TRD doesn't not have unlimited resources as many who hated them from the beginning like to believe. TRD's intention was to have a presence very much like Chevy and Ford, but we had that little recession in 2008, and that changed everything. JGR turned to TRD to build their motors, and TRD was essentially building everything for MWR. This JGR as the mothership and alliance(s) deal was not the intention.

    I think that we have 15 or 20 viable cars now, and the rest are field fillers anyway, so if Chevy and Ford went the way of TRD (Ford is getting closer if not there), I don't think it would change much. TRD has an eight car capacity--that's all you will get from them. I believe that LFR will expand to two cars, and then TRD will add another team....one that builds its own chassis would be sweet.
     
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  27. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Whoever comes needs to come to stay and invest IMO.
     
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  28. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    The argument that Toyota outspends everybody is crap, and the horror of a Japanese manufacturer went hand in hand with that BS early in Toyota's entry. Hence, the reference to a throwback.
     
  29. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::confused:
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  30. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Some Toyota fans do more harm than good for Toyota in the sport.
     
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  32. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Explain.
     
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  33. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    They certainly did in Formula One. Not that it got them anywhere.
     
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  34. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    No question. That was painful.
     
  35. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    So as we have always known money buys speed.
     
  36. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    and now we have a thinly veiled factory team in Nascar who only participated with 5 cars. Nothing against the rules, but I and others aren't jumping up in down about it like some are. I hope the others don't follow suit myself. One F-1 series is enough, and Indycar isn't too far behind.
     
  37. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Diagram that sentence.
     
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  38. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Hendrick?
     
  39. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Those damn crickets.
     
  40. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    If Toyota spends 7.6 times the average, what's the average?
     

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