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2002-2012

Toyota expanded into the drag racing arena in 2002 with first Celica-bodied Funny Car in NHRA competition. Two years later, Jerry Tolliver scored Toyota’s inaugural Funny Car victory when he took home top honors at the Winternationals at Pomona, in February 2004.

The program has risen to new heights over the past four years as Toyota-sponsored cars have gone to victory circle 64 times, with 56 of those coming in Top Fuel competition. In 2012, Antron Brown earned six victories on the way to capturing the Top Fuel title – the third consecutive for a Toyota-sponsored entry. The 2012 season also saw the debut of the new TRD-designed Funny Car with both Cruz Pedregon and Jeff Arend driving the new Toyota Camry to victory circle. In 2011, Del Worsham won a series-high eight races on the way to the Top Fuel title. In addition, Larry Dixon drove a Toyota-sponsored Top Fueler to the 2010 championship, while Cruz Pedregon won the 2008 Funny Car title in a Toyota Camry Solara Funny Car.

In 2012, Antron Brown earned six victories on the way to capturing the Top Fuel title. The 2012 season also saw the debut of the new TRD-designed Funny Car with both Cruz Pedregon and Jeff Arend driving the new Toyota Camry to victory circle. In 2011, Del Worsham won a series-high eight races on the way to the Top Fuel title. In addition, Larry Dixon drove a Toyota-sponsored Top Fueler to the 2010 championship, while Cruz Pedregon won the 2008 Funny Car title in a Toyota Camry Solara Funny Car.

Al-Anabi Racing

  • OwnerHis Excellency Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani
  • Team ManagerAlan Johnson
  • Crew ChiefJason McCulloch, Brian Husen
  • SponsorsToyota, Red Line Oil

Drivers

Shawn Langdon

Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel Dragster
Sponsors: Toyota, Red Line Oil

Khalid alBalooshi

Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel Dragster
Sponsors: Toyota, Red Line Oil

Cruz Pedregon Racing

  • OwnerCruz Pedregon
  • SponsorsToyota, Snap-on Tools, Sioux City Truck & Trailer

Drivers

Cruz Pedregon

Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry Funny Car
Sponsors: Toyota, Snap-on Tools, Sioux City Truck & Trailer

Don Schumacher Racing

  • OwnerDon Schumacher
  • Crew ChiefBrian Corradi/Mark Oswald
  • SponsorsToyota, Matco Tools, U.S. Army

Drivers

Antron Brown

Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster
Sponsors: Toyota, Matco Tools, U.S. Army

Head Racing

  • OwnerChad Head
  • Crew ChiefJim Head
  • SponsorsToyota

Drivers

Chad Head

Toyota Camry Funny Car
Sponsors: Toyota

Morgan Lucas Racing

  • OwnerForrest Lucas
  • Crew ChiefAaron Brooks
  • SponsorsToyota, GEICO Insurance, Lucas Oil

Drivers

Richie Crampton

GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fuel Dragster
Sponsors: Toyota, GEICO Insurance, Lucas Oil, MavTV

Kalitta Motorsports

  • OwnerConnie Kalitta
  • Crew ChiefTommy DeLago, Nick Boninfante
  • SponsorsToyota, DHL, Patron XO Cafe, John Paul Pet Products

Drivers

Alexis DeJoria

Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car
Sponsors: Toyota, Tequila Patrón

Del Worsham

DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car
Sponsors: Toyota, DHL

Tony Pedregon Racing

  • OwnerTony Pedregon
  • SponsorsToyota, KLOVE, Charter Communications

Drivers

Tony Pedregon

Toyota Camry Funny Car
Sponsors: Toyota, KLOVE, Charter Communications