Legacy Motor Club announced on Tuesday that they will move from Chevrolet to Toyota for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Legacy M C will field two Toyota Camry TRD’s for Noah Gragson and Erik Jones. Speaking about today’s announcement, Jack Hollis, Executive Vice President of TMNA (Toyota Motor North America) and President of Toyota Motor Sales said:
All of us at Toyota are thrilled to add LEGACY MOTOR CLUB to our NASCAR family. “While Toyota’s tenure in NASCAR has yielded on-track success, our proudest accomplishments are those relationships that have been built off the racetrack. Jimmie Johnson and Maury Gallagher along with the great club that LEGACY M.C. is assembling, will be a great addition to our existing Cup Series team partners with Joe Gibbs Racing and 23XI Racing who are truly part of our family.”
President of TRD U.S.A, David Wilson, commented saying:
We are humbled and delighted to welcome LEGACY MOTOR CLUB into the Toyota and TRD NASCAR family, “Jimmie Johnson and Maury Gallagher have impressed us with their long-term vision and commitment to building a championship caliber organization. More importantly, their character and values are aligned with ours and our current Cup Series partners, Joe Gibbs Racing and 23XI Racing. Of course, we also look forward to being reunited with our old friends, Erik Jones and Noah Gragson.”
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson who is co-owner of Legacy M C commented saying:
“Maury Gallagher and I are very excited about the partnership with Toyota and TRD beginning in 2024. “We admire and respect the level at which Toyota conducts their business in this sport and look forward to forging a new legacy for the future. I will always be appreciative to Chevrolet and everything we have accomplished together. I’m so thankful they took a chance on a kid from California so long ago and proud that the history books will forever memorialize our record-breaking success we shared.”
Speaking during a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Jimmie Johnson said that he spoke to Rick Hendrick today who was really happy to hear about the move.