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Back to the Track: Lexus Racing

To the uninitiated, "going racing" seems simple: Buy a car. Fill it with gas. Hit the track. In reality, it doesn't work that way. In fact, it takes a gargantuan effort to get a car and team race-ready: countless hours refining the chassis, streamlining the body and building engines that can endure the stress of racing 24 hours straight. Then you have to select a team of championship caliber drivers. So, before 3GT Racing's two Lexus RC Fs made their debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, countless hours and sleepless nights went into preparing this team for the heat of battle in the IMSA GTD class.

Follow along and we'll show you how Lexus got back to the track.

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Brandon walsh / homemade sports

Few people can trace the start of their racing career back to a single moment. Brandon Walsh can. It was June 5, 2005—he had just turned 18 and his buddy Mark called and said, “I’m going to pick you up tomorrow morning—we’re going to Mexico to watch the 500.” Brandon initially said no—he had no interest in racing. But at 4:30 a.m. the next day, Mark picked him up, they headed south of the border, and Brandon instantly fell in love with racing. So much so, he...

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BJ BALDWIN… one is the loneliest number?

A handful of Toyota's most promising, and accomplished, That is, unless you're in first place – then it's best number in the world. Just ask BJ "Ballistic" Baldwin, two-time winner of the 1,000-mile race in Baja and the newest member of the Toyota racing family. BJ races Baja solo, just like his idol and mentor, Ivan "Ironman" Stewart. "I truly don’t think anyone but me can appreciate how tough Ivan was because of the sacrifices it takes to drive 1,000 miles solo," said BJ. The big race is coming up in November, so let's see what it takes to compete...

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FR-S + ONE LAP OF AMERICA

4 LAPS / 9 TRACKS / 8 RACE DAYS

A handful of Toyota’s most promising, and accomplished, engineers tackle One-Lap-Of-America, taking on hair-pin turns, long transit commutes and everything mother nature could throw at them. Giving as good as they got, Toyota’s Engineers put the FR-S and Avalon through their paces, testing the cars, and their own, durability, agility and performance.

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