Toyota Just Did Something No Foreign Automaker Ever Has

Toyota Just Did Something No Foreign Automaker Ever Has

In its 10th season of NASCAR competition, Toyota has claimed its first manufacturers’ championship.

With Kyle Busch’s sixth-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Toyota won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship, snapping Chevrolet’s run of 13 consecutive titles. The automaker also won the Xfinity and Truck Series Manufacturers’ Championships. The company scored 1,477 points this season, with Chevrolet coming in second with 1,452 points. Ford came in third with 1,388.

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Over the course of the 36-race season, five Camry drivers collected 16 Cup wins, including a dozen by Joe Gibbs Racing and four by Furniture Row Racing. Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had four wins a piece, while Carl Edwards notched three victories. Both Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth finished the second with two wins a piece.

Toyota’s first season in the NASCAR Cup Series was 2007 and it has since won 95 races and 90 poles.

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  • Noe

    Amazing to think that they are still classed as ‘foreign’ cars. They have been in the USA for such a long time – longer than a good percentage of the population was born!

    The cars are built and employ thousands throughout the USA from manufacturing to parts to sales to servicing. They design and produce models that are not built or sold anywhere else outside of the countries adjacent to the USA ( for two : Tundra / Tacoma trucks for example. Believe some part(s) built in Mexico )

    …… and this is their 10th season campaigning in the traditional US of A Nascar. Good for them. Good they win. Go Toyota

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Agreed, Although I understand very little about Nascar, lol.

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