DGR rebrands as TRICON Garage, sets 2023 lineup
Toyota Racing Development announced Thursday a new partnership with David Gilliland Racing, which will be rebranded as TRICON Garage for 2023.
Corey Heim, Tanner Gray and Taylor Gray will pilot TRICON’s full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entries.
Heim will drive the No. 11 while Tanner will drive the No. 15 and Taylor will drive the No. 17.
Taylor will miss the first three races as he awaits his 18th birthday. It’s likely NASCAR will grant him a waiver to be eligible for the playoffs.
A fourth part-time entry, the No. 1, will also be fielded, starting at Daytona in February.
“Toyota is pleased to rejoin TRICON with this expanded partnership,” TRD President David Wilson said. “The Truck Series is very important to Toyota, and we know TRICON is going to continue to deliver for us as we begin our 20th season in the series.”
“We are thrilled to return to Toyota and compete in the new Toyota Tundra TRD Pro next season,” David Gilliland said. “I’ve seen Toyota’s dedication to the sport firsthand, and we are excited to partner with them going forward. I’m sure this new partnership is going to help TRICON reach our goals of consistently competing for race wins and championships.”
The name “TRICON” derives from the words “tri” and “icon” while also encompassing the team’s efforts in racing, fabrication and transportation. It also embodies their quest for the driver, owner and manufacturer championships.
The team will pick up support from TRD’s official partners JBL, Mobil 1, Safelite AutoGlass and SiriusXM, which previously sponsored former TRD team Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Drivers for the No. 1 truck and the first three races in the No. 17 truck, as well as driver-crew chief lineups for all series and their ARCA Menards Series plans, will be announced at a later date.
Toyota Racing Development will continue their support for Halmar-Friesen Racing, Hattori Racing Enterprises and ThorSport Racing for the 2023 Truck season.
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