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Well, this isn't really Toyota news. It is the "other guy" pissed at Toyota so I am posting in the General Discussion area so the "General automobile enthusiasts" can defend their Fords and GMs their brains out...... :D

My message to Roush........ "Stop crying like a little girl." :lol:


http://www.lincolncourier.com/story.asp?SID=4605&SEC=10

Published Thursday, January 25, 2007
CONCORD, N.C. - With Toyota poised to enter NASCAR's Nextel Cup series this season, Ford team owner Jack Roush is revving up the combative rhetoric.



Roush, the loudest critic of NASCAR's decision to allow the Japanese automaker to enter the Nextel Cup series this season, said he's "preparing myself for siege" on the track and in the boardroom this year.
"I expect to hand Toyota their head over the short term," Roush said on Wednesday during NASCAR's preseason media tour.
Roush, who has said in the past that Americans shouldn't buy foreign cars because it hurts the economy, believes that Toyota's entry will hurt NASCAR because they will outspend teams affiliated with domestic automakers.
But he's ready for a fight.
"Nobody's frightened," Roush said. "We're going to go to war with them, and they should give us their best shot."
Given current events, this might not be the most sensitive time for Roush - a war history buff who owns two World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes - to compare sports to war. But at times on Wednesday, Roush seemed to be channeling Winston Churchill.
"Toyota will not find that the established teams and manufacturers will wither in their path, as has been the case where they have tried to engage elsewhere," he said.
But Roush's preparations to take on Toyota go beyond tough talk. He is negotiating to sell a significant stake of his team to an investment group headed by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry to raise more money to race. And Roush somehow prodded financially troubled Ford Motor Company to help him meet the extra $10 million he said he had to spend in research and development in the offseason.
"In their time of greatest need, they're standing shoulder to shoulder with us," Roush said.
Toyota will field three Nextel Cup teams this season, and is going to great lengths to remind fans that they build cars in the U.S. New Toyota driver Dale Jarrett recently said that Toyotas aren't any more foreign than some Fords or Chevys.
"We could get into the argument about where the Ford Fusion is built; every one of them are built in Mexico," Jarrett said. "The Monte Carlos are built in Canada. So we could go through all that stuff and see who is right and who is wrong. But there are a lot of Toyotas that are built in the United States. They employ a lot of people."
Asked if this was a legitimate point or simply spin, Roush turned a pirouette on stage.
Roush and other owners aren't necessarily worried that Toyota will dominate right away. After all, Toyota is believed to have the biggest budget in the elite Formula One racing series but isn't winning.
"I don't see them spanking the Ferraris in Formula One," Chevrolet team owner Rick Hendrick said.
Hendrick said because NASCAR places such strict limits on technology, winning in NASCAR is more about hiring the right people. And Hendrick figures it will take Toyota a while to figure that out.
"Yeah, Toyota will probably win a race here or there," Hendrick said. "But until they get the human capital side of it straight, they're not going to be running for the championship."
But even if Toyota doesn't win, it could change the sport by driving up costs.
"They've got the deep pockets and the wherewithal to be able to step outside the box and to pay more for a service or a technology than sound business practices would otherwise justify," Roush said.
That's why Roush is preparing to sell up to 50 percent of his team to Henry and the Fenway Sports Group. Roush said he expected the sale, if it happens, to be completed in the first quarter of this year.
Beyond the partnership with Henry, Roush also leaned on Ford to provide more technical and engineering resources. Is Ford really in any position to increase its NASCAR budget?
"Obviously, the situation at Ford is tough right now," Roush said. "But they're committed to NASCAR, they're committed to me, and the other Ford teams, and they want to be competitive against everybody that's out there."
So does Roush, who bristled when he was asked why he was so scared of Toyota.
"Did I say I was scared?," Roush said. "I don't back away from a fight."
 

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"I don't see them spanking the Ferraris in Formula One," Chevrolet team owner Rick Hendrick said.
what a stupid comment.

"I expect to hand Toyota their head over the short term,"
good luck doing that when they hand his ass to him

Roush, who has said in the past that Americans shouldn't buy foreign cars because it hurts the economy
wow, he needs to check where the car he races are made from.

believes that Toyota's entry will hurt NASCAR because they will outspend teams affiliated with domestic automakers.
what a lil baby
 

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I never liked Roush or any of the Roush cars. Why? It's only a lighter and bigger engine version of a mustang. So what, it's still a Ford.

Toyota is hurting the economy? Toyota probably helps the economy more than Ford does. Ford and GM has been closing down plants and ridding jobs for thousands of Americans. Toyota builds new plants and hires thousands of Americans. Pssh, the guys a baby. Let him be.

Toyota in F1 is actually doing well compared to Ferraris and McLaren/Mercedes teams that's been in F1 for over half a century. I don't see Chevrolet or Ford in the F1 series. I would like to see them try F1 and say that again. Although Cosworth is backed by Ford, I don't see a direct Ford Sponsored F1 team.
And also, a F1 team is about to make a engine deal with Toyota soon. :thumbsup:
The decisions, which will be announced later today, leave Williams and Minardi in a rather difficult situation as they are not directly linked with a manufacturer. Minardi will almost certainly sign up to the FIA-FOM-Ferrari plan to extend the Concorde Agreement to the end of 2012. This is likely to happen as soon as the legal details of the sale of the team are completed. These loose ends are due to be tied up tomorrow and thus an announcement from Minardi will probably come soon afterwards. This will mean that the FIA-backed series will have Ferrari, Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Minardi and Jordan. The manufacturers will have Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Toyota, Honda and BMW. In the middle will be Williams, which is independent but will be beginning an engine-supply deal with Toyota in 2007. Williams is understood to be receiving massive offers from the Formula One group to join Ferrari, a move which would strengthen that series considerably. Ultimately, there are three brands which are vital to the success of any F1 series: Ferrari, Williams and McLaren. At the moment everything is balanced with McLaren with the manufacturers, Ferrari with FOM and the FIA and Williams in the middle.
 

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:lol: I figured RAV4EVR would be the first to post this one from Roush the Douche. :lol:

People like him remind me of all the unpleasant people who, to the opposite of their intentions, convinced me to buy Toyotas. :)

Hope Roush's team gets used to the runner-up position.

C
 

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Personnaly I dont care who runs in Nascar anymore. But this will definately make it more interesting. Ya'll do know that Toyota is in NHRA and have a few Funny Cars. The only thing is they are powered by American Built HEMI's :D
 

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Dale Sr. is dead. Let him go! He's permanently visiting with Elvis So get over it!
 

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^ Yeah, I don't know why Manabu Orido likes NASCAR so much. I'm sure it's challenging and fun when you're the driver, but watching it is just damn boring.
 

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I'll buy whatever I want and thankfully it ain't ford...
 

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who cares?


you don't sponsor Toyota, you don't sponsor NASCAR, and if you don't watch it, no one at NASCAR cares what you think...

Roush is a whiny pussy, and Toyota nut-swingers are just as lame...


THE END
 

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Razo-E said:
who cares?


you don't sponsor Toyota, you don't sponsor NASCAR, and if you don't watch it, no one at NASCAR cares what you think...

Roush is a whiny pussy, and Toyota nut-swingers are just as lame...


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It's funny, before Toyota entered NASCAR Roush was a big believer in money being no object now he's threatened by Toyota's financial backing. What a freaking hippocrate
 

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What a bitch.
 

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Streaker said:
Dale Sr. is dead. Let him go! He's permanently visiting with Elvis So get over it!
Fine then let me start over..........

Streaker said:
Root for free enterprise. Root for Toyota!

I wouldnt pull for Toyota if it was the only car made. As far as I am concerned the will do to you and every other customer they have ever had and thats take your hard earned $$$ and for get that you and all of their other customers ever existed. :lol:

Now is that better. :whatwhat:
 
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