We had already promised GEICO that we would go with TRD engines next year (after running Triad power in the past), and they were really excited about that.I never thought there would be a problem doing it, but now apparently, there is.” Germain said he has already spoken to other manufacturers about possible 2012 alliances.
We wanted to buy TRD motors for next year’s Sprint Cup effort, but with Joe Gibbs Racing getting out of the engine business at the end of this year, I’m not sure we’re going to be able to get our engines from TRD." Germain explained that TRD will have the capacity to build six sets of Sprint Cup Series engines next season.
JGR's trio of Camrys driven by Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano accounts for three sets and Michael Waltrip Racing’s Martin Truex, Jr. That leaves one engine set to be allotted, without accounting for MWR’s expected third 2012 entry driven by Clint Bowyer, or JTG Daugherty Racing and driver Bobby Labonte.
James—the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award (in 1994) and a past winner in the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.
, which is designed to identify and coach potential championship-level female drivers across all disciplines of motorsports.
She competed for two years in USF2000 and has even made an ARCA start for Cunningham.