NSCS: Denny’s Day; Hamlin Triumphs for Toyota in Closest-Ever Daytona 500 Finish

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Recap by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — It’s said that there’s no “I” in team, and that statement proved to be true for most of Sunday’s 58th Annual Daytona 500. At least until the final lap, when Denny Hamlin pounced. Hamlin took the white flag in …

RAPID RESULTS: Denny Hamlin Scores Toyota’s First Daytona 500 Victory With Thrilling Last-Lap Pass

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — With a remarkable fourth-to-first run on the final lap of Sunday’s 58th annual Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin scored Toyota’s maiden victory in ‘The Great American Race’ and cemented his name forever in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history books with …

NHRA: Kalitta Motorsports Expands Relationship With Toyota to Include Top Fuel Teams in 2016

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YPSILANTI, Mich. — official team release — NHRA photo — Kalitta Motorsports has announced the expansion of its relationship with Toyota. In addition to teaming with the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Del Worsham and the Patrón-backed Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Alexis DeJoria, Toyota will increase its involvement to the Team Kalitta Top Fuel dragster entries: …

USAC Midgets: Happy Thanksgiving for Thorson; Young Gun Wins 75th Turkey Night Grand Prix

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PERRIS, Calif. — official series release — Doug Allen/PAS photo — Young Tanner Thorson bested his Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates to win the 75th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Meanwhile, Tracy Hines closed out his full-time racing career by clinching the Honda USAC Midget National Championship by 18 points over Thorson, joining the …

NSCS: Furniture Row Re-Signs Truex for 2016; Announces Switch to Toyota, Alliance With JGR

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LOUDON, N.H. – official team release — Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America photo — Furniture Row Racing has entered into a partnership with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. to field Toyota Camrys for driver Martin Truex Jr. starting with the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The Denver, Colo.-based team also picked up Truex’s contract option for 2016. By joining the …

NASCAR: Toyota Receives 2014 Marketing Achievement Award as Part of Champions’ Week

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official release — Michael L. Levitt/LAT Photographic USA photo — Toyota will be honored today with the 2014 NASCAR® Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held in the Encore Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. An official partner since 2004, Toyota joins Coca-Cola as the only multiple-time winner of the award. Utilizing an …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Justin Boston to Race for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2015; Will Compete for Truck Series Rookie Crown

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Photo courtesy Justin Boston Racing — The cards are finally falling into place for 2013 ARCA Racing Series SCOTT Rookie of the Year Justin Boston. Boston, who won two ARCA races this season (Toledo and Madison) en route to finishing fourth …

NASCAR: Toyota Unveils 2015 Sprint Cup Series Camry; Nose Changes Among Highlights

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — Michael L. Levitt/LAT photo — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) and TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) introduced the new 2015 Toyota Camry race car this afternoon that will compete in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) competition beginning next season. With the announcement of the 2015 Camry race car, Toyota becomes the first manufacturer in the …