Red Bull Racing was one of Toyota’s foundation teams when the Japanese manufacturer moved into Sprint Cup racing in the 2007 season.
With this week’s news that Red Bull is leaving behind its NASCAR connection, Toyota could lose one of its teams. But Toyota Racing Development chief Lee White said Wednesday that he is interested in working with team general manager Jay Frye as Frye seeks investors and sponsors to keep the team afloat.
“I have a huge respect for Jay Frye,” White said. “He’s a great guy and has a lot of experience in the sport. He’s well-connected.
“I’m very interested to see what he ends up with as far as investors and partners, and certainly we’ll have time for him moving forward if he wants to continue the relationship, and we’ll also have a lot of time for him even if that doesn’t happen and it involves someone else.”