Well now, look at that.
Toyota Wins Few Fans at the Track
Crowd Can Get Hostile As Japanese Car Maker Piles Up Nascar Victories
By KATE LINEBAUGH
July 24, 2008; Page B10
JOLIET, Ill. -- Moments after eking out a dramatic, come-from-behind victory at a Nascar race here earlier this month, Kyle Busch climbed out
the window of his No. 18 Toyota and took a bow.
The crowd's reaction? A chorus of boos.
The slim, 23-year-old Nevada native acknowledges that many hard-core Nascar fans regard him as "cocky" and "arrogant."
But, among the many race-goers who are fiercely proud of Nascar's American roots, his Japanese car is another strike against him.
"There are a lot of fans who don't necessarily like Toyota," Mr. Busch said in an interview.