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Toyota Camry Hybrid to make NASCAR history

Torrance, CA. -- When a Toyota Camry Hybrid leads the 43-car starting field to the green flag for the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24th at Lowe's Motor Speedway (LMS) in Concord, N.C., it will mark the first time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) history a hybrid vehicle will serve as the 'official' pace car for an entire race. "Toyota is the leading seller of hybrids in the U.S. with more than a million on the road, so it's appropriate the Camry Hybrid is the first to pace a NASCAR race from start to finish," said Ed Laukes, corporate motorsports marketing manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (TMS). "It's a tribute to the torque and other performance characteristics of the Camry Hybrid that allows it to meet NASCAR's requirements for pacing the longest race of the season."

Toyota Camry Hybrid to make NASCAR history
xcel, May 9, 2009
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