The statistics are impressive.
After being shut out during 2007, its rocky inaugural year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Toyota has won 57-of-198 races, along with 52 poles.
Since moving to Toyota in 2008, Joe Gibbs Racing has 48 Sprint Cup victories, the most of any team during that period.
This season, Toyota is on track to have its best year ever, winning eight of the first 20 races so far, with three drivers -- Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch -- virtual locks to advance to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and Martin Truex Jr. in good shape to snap up another Chase berth.
Last year, in his first season with Michael Waltrip Racing, Bowyer made a surprising charge to finish second in the final Sprint Cup points standings. Denny Hamlin finished second in 2010, driving a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
But there's one thing still missing: a championship. And no one is more keenly aware of that than David Wilson, the acting president and general manager of TRD, U.S.A., T...