Japanese brand confirms motorsport entry for 2019

Toyota USA has announced it will be entering the Supra into the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), despite the production car still not having been revealed.

The new race car will replace the Camry as Toyota's NXS entry, which has been competing in the championship for the past 11 years.

"When you talk Toyota and cool cars, Supra is the first thing that comes to mind for many auto enthusiasts," said Ed Laukes, vice president for Toyota Division Marketing.

"Supra’s return in production form is huge news, but now we’re also going to see this iconic sports car return to American motorsport. From a marketing perspective, it’s important to have a race car that evokes the dynamism and character of its showroom counterpart."

"We’re confident we’ve accomplished that with Supra, and we hope racing fans the world over will proudly cheer its success on track," he added.

To adapt the two-door sports coupe for NASCAR regulations, the company's TRD subsidiary, along with Calty Design Research.

It's not the first time the two firms have worked together, either. The 2018 Toyota Camry that won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR championship is also a product of TRD and Calty.

The news comes shortly after Toyota's European division confirmed it would be bringing the Supra to the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month, though it's unclear whether the final design will be fully revealed.

Check out the promotional video for the new NASCAR racer below, and let us know what you think in the comments.