Hall of Fame Racing moves to Toyota in 2008

Hall of Fame Racing to Partner with Toyota J.J. Yeley to Debut the No. 96 DLP® HDTV Toyota Camry in 2008 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2007) -- Hall of Fame Racing (HoFR) officials announced today at Phoenix ...

Hall of Fame Racing to Partner with Toyota
J.J. Yeley to Debut the No. 96 DLP® HDTV Toyota Camry in 2008 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2007) -- Hall of Fame Racing (HoFR) officials announced today at Phoenix International Raceway that the team will partner with Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

J.J. Yeley will drive the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry in 2008 for HoFR, and the team will continue their strategic alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) -- leasing engines and receiving manufacturing support from JGR.

"I've had the good fortune of working with Toyota in the past. Toyota is an industry leading company and an exceptional partner who is committed to winning," said Tom Garfinkel, owner of HoFR. "We're also thrilled to continue our relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing -- a first-class organization who has been supportive of us from day one."

"Toyota has had great success in all forms of motorsports and we look forward to building a long-term partnership with them," said team owner Jeff Moorad. "We also want to thank General Motors for their tremendous support throughout the last two years. Without GM's help, Hall of Fame Racing would not be where it is today. They have been a great partner."

"Hall of Fame Racing has a great platform for success with Jeff and Tom as owners and J.J. behind the wheel," said Lee White, Senior Vice President of TRD. "They're committed to building a great organization and are allocating resources in the right areas to achieve that goal."

Yeley's first appearance in a Toyota in Sprint Cup competition will come in the Feb. 9 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Yeley earned his way into the non-points paying event via his first career Cup pole on June 15, 2007 at Michigan International Speedway.

-credit: hofr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers J.J. Yeley
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing , Hall of Fame Racing , Toyota Racing