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Toyota teams want to assist Japan

Updated: March 17, 2011, 4:06 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will not have an immediate effect on Toyota's business with NASCAR, officials from the Japan-based company said on Thursday.

Lee White, president of Toyota Racing Development USA, said fewer than 10 percent of the parts used by Toyota in NASCAR comes from Japan and that there is an adequate safety stock to make it through most, if not all, of the season.

The facility that produces those parts, specifically ...

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