So, what’s the holdup in EGR‘s decision to remain with Chevrolet or move to Toyota? Perhaps it’s the «E» in EGR. Can anyone really imagine the Earnhardt name associated with Toyota? Since Teresa Earnhardt is not at the racetrack on a weekly basis, that might be a tough answer to get.
And with the current General Motors situation, Chevrolet is in no position to offer EGR a new and improved deal.
Maybe Chip Ganassi believes delaying the decision will prevent the current engine builders from sabotaging the cars?
But since Ganassi didn’t want to answer the question of manufacturers on Sunday, what do we know? Richard Childress Racing’s engine department — which supplies motors for EGR — was expecting a call on Friday from the Ganassi camp regarding their status for next season. It never came.
Principals at EGR are expected to meet with Toyota again on Tuesday. EGR has had discussions with Joe Gibbs Racing about supplying engines for next season. Apparently Toyota Racing Development, which provides Michael Waltrip Racing and Red Bull Racing with engines, does not have the capacity at this time to be a supplier for EGR.