Custom Toyota Tundra pickup raises $100,000 for charity at Barrett-Jackson

Custom Toyota Tundra pickup raises $100,000 for charity at Barrett-Jackson

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Truck , Auctions , Toyota If you take just a quick glance at this 2011 Toyota Tundra you might think that it’s had a pretty hard life, but a closer look reveals that the rusty appearance is actually a custom paint job from Sherwin-Williams. Built by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer as a tribute to America’s Heartland, the truck features many classic design cues including a vertical bar grille, a wood bed floor and vintage looking 20-inch wheels. Much of the paint job is hand-painted including the white pinstripe to the lettering on the doors, and the interior has a vintage appearance as well, with a set of custom cloth seats. Toyota graciously donated the truck for the auction here at Barrett-Jackson in Orange County with the goal of raising money for the Emporia Community Foundation, a charity that benefits the citizens of Emporia, KS. Bidding for the truck started out slowly, sticking at $30,000, but after Bowyer added a driver suit and a trip to next year’s Daytona 500 the price tag skyrocketed to a final price of $100,000. You can see detailed photos of the custom 2011 Toyota Tundra at Barrett-Jackson in the gallery above. Custom Toyota Tundra pickup raises $100,000 for charity at Barrett-Jackson originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

TOYOTA NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – Post-Race Notes & Quotes – Darlington Raceway

TOYOTA NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – Post-Race Notes & Quotes – Darlington Raceway

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TOYOTA NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – Post-Race Notes & Quotes – Darlington Raceway Toyota driver Kasey Kahne earned his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Saturday night’s 200-mile race at South Carolina’s Darlington Raceway. The win also marked the Enumclaw, Wash.-native’s first win in a Tundra and third in the NCWTS in four starts. Kahne led 95 (of 147) laps en route to victory lane. Tundra drivers Todd Bodine (third), Timothy Peters (sixth) and David Starr (10th) earned top-10 finishes in tonight’s race at the 1.366 egg-shaped race track. Justin Lofton (13th), Travis Kvapil (17th), Max Papis (18th), Craig Goess (19th), Dusty Davis (21st), Brendan Gaughan (25th), Miguel Paludo (27th), Tayler Malsam (29th), Johanna Long (31st) and Justin Johnson (35th) were also in the field. Seven Toyota drivers are currently in the top-15 in the unofficial NCWTS points after three of 25 races — Peters (third), Bodine (seventh), Papis (ninth), Paludo (12th), Starr (13th), Goess (14th) and Lofton (15th). KASEY KAHNE, No. 18 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports Finishing Position: 1st Was winning the only goal for this weekend? “I came here this weekend wanting to win — that was the plan. This is a tough series.

KAHNE CLAIMS CHECKERS AT DARLINGTON — Earns Third Career Truck Win in Four Starts

KAHNE CLAIMS CHECKERS AT DARLINGTON — Earns Third Career Truck Win in Four Starts

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

KAHNE CLAIMS CHECKERS AT DARLINGTON — Earns Third Career Truck Win in Four Starts DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 12, 2011) — Kasey Kahne earned his first victory driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win of his career Saturday night at South Carolina’s Darlington Raceway. Kahne started second in the KBM No. 18 Toyota Tundra and led 95 (of 147) laps at the 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval to earn his third career NCWTS win in only four career starts. “I came here this weekend wanting to win — that was the plan,” said Kahne, following the race. “This is a tough series. These guys do an awesome job and that restart there with Todd (Bodine) — our truck was really good once I could get rolling. He tried to get me all the way up to the wall and I think he got himself loose by trying to squish me into the wall. We had a good run down the back and some good laps after that. It was a solid run.

OFF-ROAD FOCUS: CHAMP HUSEMAN BACK FOR MORE

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

OFF-ROAD FOCUS: CHAMP HUSEMAN BACK FOR MORE You’ve heard that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, it seems 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 4 Unlimited champ Rick Huseman subscribes to that philosophy as he heads into this weekend’s season-opener at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. “We’re dealing with the same truck,” he says of his Toyota Tundra short course off road racer. “We’ve made some small modifications, but nothing real major to upset the truck or anything. The truck was working awesome last year. I feel really comfortable in the truck and, being on the same tracks, I feel I’m in a good position to do the same thing. “Some of the other guys are struggling to make their trucks faster. We’re going to continue what we were doing, while they try new stuff. Hopefully that will give us an advantage.” It’s a bit easier to do the same thing as last year, to keep the same program in place, when you won 10 of 15 races and the championship. Huseman finished off of the podium only twice, and found himself often working his way through the entire field after some early-race misfortune only to win anyway. He locked up the title well before the final race at Firebird International Raceway, but won that race, too, and he’s looking forward to going to that same track this weekend to open his title defense.

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