So let me get this straight, after months and I mean months of speculations (rumors), that all of a sudden there is so-called breaking news on NASCAR Now (that was featured for the last day or so on the internet) on the Joe Gibbs Racing – Toyota joining forces saga. So this is how it’s to happen, after a Tuesday night meeting with GM, the next morning (Wednesday morning) at Gibbs Racing, JGR will be making it official, Gibbs leaving GM to go to Toyota, oh brother… first it’s not breaking news…
This would be an interesting twist in the General Motors saga, one of GM’s top teams including a two-time championship driver leaving a winning combination and stable that includes Hendrick, RCR and DEI to go to Toyota, really now, I know that this would be huge, but I really find this hard to believe even in a world of money and manufacturer support, I guess it could happen, but why?
Why would Joe Gibbs Racing, who has one of the hottest driver lineups in the Nextel Cup Series with Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin really want to change from what is a huge winning formula where they are not only winning races, but championship to the big unknown, I don’t get it? Seriously, JGR is in championship formula, they have two championships along with Tony Stewart and this year so far they are on there way to a possible third championship with Tony Stewart, face it, Stewart is Jeff Gordon’s biggest competition in what has been a run away championship fight.
Let’s say that this was to happen and that’s a big if, what would they really have to gain, they would most likely become the top team of Toyota, right now that’s not saying much as of now (looking at there record), Toyota is still so new and called very quiet in Cup racing, could they really win races, let along championships? It would be interesting just to watch next season if this comes true and on the other hand, it leads most people including me to ask, what isn’t JGR getting from GM in terms of support?
What is interesting to me isn’t Joe Gibbs Racing moving to Toyota, so much as it’s Tony Stewart racing a Toyota considering that Stewart has a personal contract with Chevrolet including his teams are backed by them. Is Chevrolet ready to loose Tony Stewart.
This final part below is not a rumor nor is it meant to be, but rather something that would be interesting to see happen: Just a thought about this or let’s say really far off predictions, Joe Gibbs Racing will join forces with Toyota to become there top dog, but consider Tony Stewart may not… could me be the fourth driver for RCR? Remember all of the other Chevrolet teams are four car teams except RCR, which is looking for a fourth.