TRG switching manufacturersUPDATE Team owner Kevin Buckler confirmed that starting at Texas Motor Speedway his TRG Motorsports Sprint Cup Team will run Ford Fusions supplied by Roush Fenway Racing with engines provided by Roush/Yates Engines. "We are excited to be partnering with Roush Fenway and getting some new equipment in the TRG Motorsports stable," said Kevin Buckler, team owner. "It has been a long few years in figuring out our best options to succeed in NASCAR and we have a golden opportunity to really improve our performance with some shiny new equipment and some technical support. The Fords are on a roll right now and Roush Fenway does it right. A partnership with them and with Roush/Yates Engines will be an outstanding package for our team. We are confident that fielding Ford Fusions will add to the success of our organization and the competitiveness of our performance on the race track." TRG Motorsport's move to Ford follows a three-year campaign in which the team fielded Chevy. "Chevy, RCR and ECR have been great partners for our team and on behalf of TRG Motorsports, I'd like to thank everyone at GM Racing for their dedication and support," Buckler said. TRG PR
03/24/11 Team owner Kevin Buckler confirmed that a deal has been in the works for more than a month to acquire new cars from Roush-Fenway Racing and engines from Roush Yates Racing Engines, beginning at Texas Motor Speedway April 9. "When I first came to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, I was faced with the daunting task of competing at the highest level of NASCAR, and doing it on a budget," explained Buckler in an exclusive Sirius Speedway interview.
"At first, our goal was to survive and qualify for races. In time, we were able to raise our sights and shoot for a spot in the Top 35. But ultimately, I'm here because I want to win. I don't want to spend my time racing against the bottom 15 teams every week," he said. "I've been a winner in every form of racing I have ever tackled, and I want to be a winner in NASCAR. To do that, we need new, state-of-the-art cars and engines; equipment as good as anyone else out there has."
Buckler said TRG will campaign new cars as part of a "light technological support program" with Roush Fenway Racing and new Ford FR9 powerplants from Roush Yates Engines. "My partners and I are going to have to shoulder a heavier financial load to do this, and we could not have done this without the support of our sponsor, Super Eco Fuel Saver. But it's time for us to take a big step up and see if we can compete at this level. Sirius Speedway
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