Toyota Unveils New Supra to Race XFINITY in 2019

Months of speculation is put to rest as Toyota officially announced tonight at Daytona International Speedway that they are bringing its Supra model to the NASCAR XFINITY Series, replacing the Toyota Camry.

The move to add the Supra to the XFINITY Series means all three of NASCAR’s official manufacturers run a sports car in the series. Chevrolet has the Camaro, while Ford runs the Mustang.

“When you talk Toyota and cool cars, the Supra is the first thing that comes to mind for many auto enthusiasts,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president of Toyota Division Marketing. “The Supra’s return in production form is huge news, but now we’re also going to see this iconic sports car return to American motorsport.

“From a marketing perspective, it’s important to have a race car that evokes the dynamism and character of its showroom counterpart. We’re confident we’ve accomplished that with Supra, and we hope racing fans the world over will proudly cheer its success on track.”

Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota’s top performer in the XFINITY Series, had drivers Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch on hand for the big announcement at Daytona International Speedway.

The Supra’s first official race in action will take place in the series opening race at Daytona in 2019.

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