Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tony Stewart in a TOYOTA??? Say it Ain't So, Tony!!!

All these swirling rumors about Joe Gibbs Racing defecting to Toyota -- I just can't see Tony Stewart running a Toyota in Cup racing. Particularly since he is so involved in World of Outlaws (WoO) and dirt car racing. Tony has been a Chevy guy since day 1! Paul McMahan runs one of Tony's Chevy's and Donnie Schatz is expected to run another Chevy next year.

Latest word is that Gibbs racing does have a governing board, and their three current drivers are on that board. Hopefully they will be able to make a case for keeping JGR with Chevrolet. Sure hope so!

Toyota's entry in Cup has been less than stellar, shall we say, and jumping ship next year would be a tremendous hurdle for a team changing manufacturers. No matter how good JGR is, that will be a 'lost season' for any driver of Tony's or Denny Hamlin's talent.

Joe Gibbs still runs JGR, even if son J.D. is managing the race teams. Hopefully this is just one of those rumors that will go away.