Strong speed numbers at Daytona testing good news for Toyota

Why was Lee White smiling? The GM of Toyota Racing Development liked what he saw this week at Daytona testing: his manufacturer dominating the speed charts.

Updated: January 18, 2008, 2:05 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Lee White was minding his own business in the garage at Daytona International Speedway last week when a couple of wisecracking reporters walked up rubbing and shaking their fingers as if something were on them.

They were pretending to have gotten goop off an engine from a nearby Toyota, mocking the experience a NASCAR inspector had last year when a still unspecified substance was found in the engine of Michael Waltrip's Camry before qualifying for ...

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