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Dropping the Hammer: Toyota’s David Wilson & His ‘Hope’ for Kyle Busch

David Wilson and Kyle Busch

Toyota Racing President David Wilson and Kyle Busch (Photos: Wilson/NASCAR Media; Kyle Busch: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Toyota Racing President David Wilson believes they’re “still in the mix” to keep Kyle Busch. But it increasingly feels like a case of wishful thinking.

NASCAR News Avalanche: What Daytona News Dump Means for 2023 Silly Season

The pack races around Daytona International Speedway in August 2022. (Photo: NKP)

#17: Chris Buescher, RFK Racing, Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang, #7: Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports, Built.com Chevrolet Camaro, #34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Horizon Hobby Ford Mustang, #48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Ally Chevrolet Camaro, #47: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Kroger/ NOS Chevrolet Camaro, #41: Cole Custer, Stewart Haas Racing, Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang

Even when cars weren’t on track at Daytona, the regular-season finale and the weekend surrounding it brought forth plenty of NASCAR news.

Daytona Disaster Proves NASCAR Change is Needed

Cole Custer spins out at Daytona International Speedway in August 2022. (Photo: NKP)

#41: Cole Custer, Stewart Haas Racing, Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang, #38: Todd Gilliland, Front Row Motorsports, First Phase Ford Mustang

The NASCAR Cup Series leaves Daytona with more questions than answers after serious concerns with officiating, safety, and the track’s place on the schedule.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at Daytona: Rain Wrecks in the Playoff Cut Race Are Unacceptable

#99: Daniel Suarez, TrackHouse Racing, Freeway Insurance Chevrolet Camaro, #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Cares Toyota Camry #31: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro and #47: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Kroger/ NOS Chevrolet Camaro wreck

For some reason, rain-related crashes on ovals weren’t much of an incident before recently. What changed?

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