Chevrolet isn’t just looking to clinch the NASCAR Manufacturer’s Championship this weekend in Martinsville but they are also trying to seal a deal with JTG Daughtery in which their No. 47 Toyota will be manufactured by Chevrolet instead of Toyota.
“We’d like nothing more than to have a relationship opportunity with Toyota. But as we look at our entire program, we’re looking at every aspect of it and trying to see what will benefit us.” said team owner and ESPN Analyst Brad Daughtery. “We’re going to be selfish with that as we get into next year to see what gives us the best opportunity to be competitive. We haven’t decided that 100 percent.”
JTG Daughtery has good reason to be switching as well. They currently sit 30th in Owner Standings which isn’t impressive. The single-car team also is moving away from their alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing. The MWR stable is already downsizing to 2-cars in 2014 which gives the JTG team less resources to work with.
Daughtery also explained if the team does in fact move to Chevrolet they could form and alliance with Richard Childress Racing and Furniture Row Racing.
2014 is still yet to come and the organization is also looking at finishing the year out on a high note. Bobby Labonte is piloting the No. 47 this weekend in Martinsville, Virginia and has already qualified 34th for Sunday’s Goody’s Relief 500.
“Right now we’re committed to Toyota to get through this season and give them our best effort. Hopefully, they will as well. We expect them to and they have.” Daughtery explained