Races, tracks, drivers and all the drama that comes along with it
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:12 pm
:mrgreen: Sonja and King Julian... A match made in heaven...
is that tony and danica? wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:17 pm
dont use big words, it tends to confuse me
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:38 pm
Talk about added stress for the Toyota drivers....
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:54 pm
This is from Jayski...
TRD focuses on durability of parts: Toyota Racing Development will introduce upgraded engine parts and make adjustments in power for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway to ensure durability moving forward. TRD had engine failures in the cars of contending drivers Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. last weekend at Dover International Speedway. That brought their total for the season to six, two more than the Ford engines and four more than the Chevrolet engines. TRD senior vice president David Wilson told ESPN.com on Tuesday that four of the failures -- including both at Dover and one the previous week at Charlotte -- were related to the valve train. "We probably pushed a little too hard and we need to put margin back into our engines," Wilson said by phone from TRD headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. "What we're doing and focusing on is durability. I have the entire group at TRD putting performance stuff on the backburner and focusing on nothing but durability."(full story at ESPN.com)(6-5-2013)
We'll see what happens with their engines this weekend. I'm sure they're feeling the heat from the Toyota teams. Especially after Kyle's remark last weekend. Can't blame him, they really dropped the ball this season...
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 am
I hope their beefed-up parts are not illegal this time...
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:11 pm
Toyota Racing Development announced today that Senior Vice President David Wilson has been named the acting president & general manager of TRD effective immediately.
In this role, David will be responsible for all of TRD's day-to-day operations and activities. These include engineering, manufacturing, engine build and supply chain management. Wilson also will continue in his role as SVP for TRD's administration, finance and facilities department.
The move comes two days after Lee White announced that he has decided to retire at the end of the current campaign due to family health care needs. He'll will continue as a special advisor to TRD and Toyota Motorsports until his planned retirement at the end of the season.