BAM Racing switch to Toyota

Sprint Cup team BAM Racing will switch from Dodge to Toyota from this weekend's race at Martinsville, Virginia this weekend

The team, who run the number 49 car for Ken Schrader, have spent seven years with Dodge, but will switch to Toyota after signing a new sponsorship deal with Microsoft.

BAM Racing co-owner Tony Morgenthau believes the switch to Toyota will help his team to move up the grid.

"We had a great seven-year run with Dodge, but as a single-car team we took a long, hard look at all the manufacturers," he said.

"The bottom line is that we found Toyota to be the most committed to racing and the absolute best fit for our team.

"We're not satisfied with being an also ran, so we're looking to significantly improve our performance. The switch to Toyota should help BAM Racing to realise that goal."

Schrader has raced at Las Vegas and Bristol so far this season and the 52-year-old NASCAR veteran is looking forward to driving the Toyota for the first time at Martinsville.

"After racing at Bristol your mind is still going around in little circles, so I like having Martinsville next on the schedule. I love the history of the track and its place in NASCAR.

"The key is to save your brakes and get to the finish, and I've been lucky enough to finish in the top 10 a lot here."

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