It was an incredible season for Toyota in the highest level of NASCAR – the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – as Toyota drivers scored victories in over half of the points paying events, establishing a new single-season wins record for Toyota in 2019. At the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch claimed the ultimate prize for Toyota – the driver’s championship, Toyota’s third in the past five seasons.
DiBenedetto and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) had a career-best season in LFR’s first season with Toyota. DiBenedetto established new career-bests in top fives, top 10s, laps led, average finishing position and final points finish. DiBenedetto had several big moments including his first career top-five finish at Sonoma Raceway in June, and a near victory at the Bristol night race in August, when he was passed by Hamlin for the lead with less than 15 laps to go.
In total, Toyota scored a new season-best 19 victories. Camry drivers added 64 top-five finishes and 99 top-10s, while scoring 27 stage wins. Those stats delivered Toyota its third manufacturer’s championship in the past four years.
The 2019 season proved to be a milestone year for Toyota and 2020 looks to be another promising season.