Wallace switches from Chevy to Toyota

Updated: November 19, 2009, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Rusty Wallace Racing is moving its Nationwide Series team from Chevrolet to Toyota next season.

Wallace, who is a NASCAR analyst for ESPN, also will represent the Toyota brand on a national basis.

His team will field cars for Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan. RWR had used Chevrolets the past two seasons.

Wallace says he toured Toyota's racing facility in North Carolina and became convinced that the manufacturer has the best products for the Nationwide Series.

The three American manufacturers in NASCAR have had to reduce their support for Nationwide teams during their financial restructuring.


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