Remiss At Losing Busch, Toyota Won’t Let Hamlin Go

One year ago, when Kyle Busch was teetering on the edge of renewing his longstanding contract with Toyota team Joe Gibbs Racing or moving to Chevrolet team Richard Childress Racing, Toyota watched Busch slip through their fingertips. Busch’s 15-year career with JGR — and Toyota — was brought to an end. Wilson eluded to Hamlin’s co-ownership of 23XI Racing — a two-car Toyota team that fields Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace in the NASCAR Cup Series. The trip to victory lane was also a personal feat for Hamlin, as it marked his 50th Cup Series victory and his 61st win win for Toyota in a national NASCAR series. “We all know who has the most wins for Toyota, and that’s Kyle Busch,” Wilson said. Hamlin’s 61-win record is still second on Toyota’s list — which is why it’s not a question for Wilson that the No.

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