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#100 – David Wilson on The Racing Writer’s Podcast

David Wilson on the Racing Writer’s Podcast

David Wilson is the president of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and one of the best people to talk to in the NASCAR garage. This week Wilson reflects on a third manufacturer and driver championship in the NASCAR Cup Series; the 19 wins by Joe Gibbs Racing; the humble beginnings of TRD’s entry into NASCAR; thoughts on Kyle Busch being a two-time champion after being on the ‘brink’ with him early on in his tenure with Gibbs/Toyota; Wilson’s duties as TRD president. Also get to know David Wilson away from the track with his legendary airline status; reality TV; collecting watches; car enthusiasm; shoes becoming a part of one’s identity; love of technology; the discovery of coyote fencing; his proud collection of Apple products. Circling back to racing Wilson explains how he got started with TRD; the easiest and hardest decision he’s had to make in the last 30 years; what is left for TRD to do in NASCAR. Music created by Tony Monge.

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