Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Knowledge Is Power

Here’s testing your Toyota knowledge, true or false style (answers below):

1. The Camry — not the ones AJ and BV drive — has been the best-selling car in America nine of the past 10 years.
2. Todd Bodine gave Toyota its first NASCAR victory when he won the 2004 Craftsman Truck race at Michigan.
3. Toyota and its dealers employ about 145,000 workers worldwide.
4. Toyota is in the infant stages of building a NASCAR support facility outside Charlotte, N.C.
5. Red Bull Racing holds the distinction of earning Toyota its first top-five and top-10 finishes in Nextel Cup competition.
6. More than half of all Camrys sold in the U.S. last year were produced at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Ky.
7. Toyota is so committed to American motorsports that it supplies engines for short-track midget racing.
8. Toyota’s initial involvement with NASCAR came in 2004 when it entered the Craftsman Truck Series.
9. Toyota’s NASCAR programs are managed from company headquarters in Aichi, Japan.
10. Toyota’s slogan in its native Japan is “Drive Your Dreams.” In the U.S., it’s “Moving Forward.”

Answers: 1. True; 2. False (Travis Kvapil); 3. False (145,000 in the U.S. alone); 4. True; 5. True; 6. False (more than 90 percent); 7. True; 8. False (in 2001, the Toyota Celica competed in the former Goody’s Dash Series); 9. False (Torrance, Calif.); 10. True.


Anonymous Red 83 said...

My blue '07 Camry is made in Kentucky! But it is a little slower than the two blue ones you guys have!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

Wouldn't 6 technically be true since 90% is more than 50%? Can you tell that I always gave my teachers a hard time? :~)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

I'm still a little nervous that TRB might be switching to Chevy. It didn't help my fears when the intro to was changed from the dashboard (complete with TRD logos aplenty) to a simple "Team Red Bull" logo with no mention of Toyota.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous mr negative said...

ken, come on. you think trb put toyo q's up here to "throw you off"? and i hate to tell you, but there is no santa...

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Carabao said...

"Toyota is so committed to American motorsports that it supplies engines for short-track midget racing."...

So what? most real short track fans go buy cheese burgers when midgets hit the track. Toyota should get serious about short track racing although they have a legit excuse. Red Bull's short track involvement or lack of is despicable. The crew in NC should effectively relay this to Santa Monica or even Fuschl.

6:32 PM  

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