Toyota has been involved in NASCAR racing series since 2000 with its (now discontinued) Celica winning the Goody’s Dash series in 2001. In 2006, naysayers cried foul when the automaker announced it would compete in the 2007 Nextel Cup and Busch series, saying only American cars could participate in NASCAR.
Toyota brought its Kentucky-built Camry to race in the series where it has been since. We admit, though, we still have a hard time seeing America’s top selling family sedan, known for its quiet and smooth rides, performing figure eights and burn-outs. But those are what famed NASCAR driver Kyle Busch exactly does — with lots and lots and lots of smoke and even lightning! — in the following videos:
What do you think of the Camry after watching the videos? Let us know in the comments below. We’d especially like to know what tech made it from the race track into the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid.