Setting the Record Straight
We've let you have your fun with the Team Red Bull/Chevy rumor, and — well maybe we're just tired of this rain delay — but we think it's time to stop the madness. Armed with a fleet of Camrys, Red Bull Racing is in fact returning with Toyota in 2008. We repeat ... Red Bull Racing is returning with Toyota in 2008.
No Chevy. No Impala. Nothing but Red Bull Camrys stamped with the mark of Toyota. Insiders call it the "bug" and it can hold its own with the bowtie any day. (BTW — Shout out to BV and Braun for the great show during the only sunny day in Michigan! And let's not forget the Leffler/Reutimann battle for the first Toyota victory at ORP.) The Camry's win in the Busch Series is just a preview of what's to come.
On the flip side, while Toyota continues to make a name for itself in NASCAR, it's already rollin' the red carpet with Hollywood A-listers.
Cue the Prius and the stars will follow. See Julia, Leo and Brad go green. We love Larry David and the fact that Toyota's HQ is in Southern California. Nothing better than doing business in a major sunshine state.
And sure, Chevrolet has the '57, but there's no denying that the Toyopet Crown raised the bar for cars in the U.S.? No seriously, the Supra is "the" '57 Chevy of gen-X, Y and Z long before the Fast and the Furious brought street racing to the silver screen. Plus the Supra is six degrees of separation to the Camry. No bull.
There's no denying the bowtie boasts an incredible heritage, but we're sticking with Toyota and the "bug," which is coming in the rearview mirror near you, maybe tomorrow, maybe next week or the week after. Most importantly, it's coming.