Toyota Drivers Collect Three Victory Trophies Over the Weekend
Denny Hamlin scored his third win of the season at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway thanks to strong pace and clever fuel strategy. It’s the fifth time he has won there in his career, more than any other driver, and also marked the fifth straight Pocono victory for a Camry driver.
His teammates were second and third, giving Toyota its seventh 1-2-3 sweep in NASCAR competitions and helping the manufacturer maintain its lead in the championship standings.
Toyota’s second win of the weekend came courtesy of Antron Brown, who advanced to the NHRA Top Fuel semifinals with a first-round victory in the Sonoma Nationals, moving himself up to second place in the Top Fuel standings.
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Finally, Christian Eckes scored Toyota’s 12th victory in the ARCA Menards Series, though it may have been superfluous for the manufacturer, as it had already won the series title — its fourth overall — with six races still to spare.
Another strong results for Toyota came in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Christopher Bell finished second in the new Supra racing car, his seventh top two finish of the year. In the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West event, Toyota drivers swept six of the top seven positions, and in the POWRi race on Friday, Toyota enjoyed yet another 1-2-3 finish.
Last year, we reported that 2018 had been one of Toyota’s best motorsport years yet, and so far 2019 has been looking like a repeat for the Japanese company.
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