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Toyota's foray into Cup racing a work in progress

It's been a rough debut for Toyota in Nextel Cup racing. Just ask Michael Waltrip. But is the manufacturer ready to throw in the towel? Not a chance, writes Angelique S. Chengelis.

Updated: April 26, 2007, 10:40 AM ET
By Angelique Chengelis | ESPN.com

Eight races into the Nextel Cup season, Toyota has endured its share of struggles in its first foray into stock car racing's upper echelon.

Disappointed? Sure.

Discouraged? Not at all.

But the inconsistency of team performances has been a bit of a drag for the manufacturer.

"It feels like it's been many seasons already," said Lee White, Toyota's senior vice president of Toyota Racing Development, with a slight chuckle. "We're, what, three months away from going ...

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