Toyota development drivers: Is there room for them at the end of the tunnel?
Toyota Racing Development extends well beyond the NASCAR level. Their organization selects standouts as far down the ladder as the late model level. Those drivers are currently in training.
“Toyota plays a bigger role on driver development. They start them 2-3 divisions lower than what JGR is looking at drivers,” Denny Hamlin explained during NASCAR media day. “They have a good eye for talent, they always have. I think they use the JGR platform in which to groom that talent.”
“There’s no better platform than these guys can get into. To get in a KBM truck or a JGR Xfinity car. It’s the best of the best. It’s on you to preform at that point.”
But is there room on the top step for a Toyota driver?