We fondly remember the Toyota Supra’s participation in a variety of motorsports like drag racing, touring car championships and even drift competitions. It looks like the carmaker is looking to explore new realms as the upcoming A90 Supra will be part of the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The Supra NASCAR will make its on-track debut in the NXS race at Daytona on February 16, 2019.

“When you talk Toyota and cool cars, Supra is the first thing that comes to mind for many auto enthusiasts. (The) Supra’s return in production form is huge news, but now we’re also going to see this iconic sports car return to American motorsport,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president of Toyota Division Marketing.

“From a marketing perspective, it’s important to have a race car that evokes the dynamism and character of its showroom counterpart. We’re confident we’ve accomplished that with Supra, and we hope racing fans the world over will proudly cheer its success on track,” he added.

The car you see before you was jointly developed by Toyota Racing Development, USA and Calty Design Research, requiring the Supra to be scaled to fit within NASCAR’s specifications for race vehicle entries in the NXS.

Both teams are pretty familiar with building vehicles for stock-car racing, having built the 2018 Camry NASCAR Cup car that won last year’s Cup Series championship, which is the top level circuit in NASCAR – NXS sits below it.

“We’ve had tremendous success working with Calty to develop race cars that match the look, feel and excitement of their showroom counterparts. We’re confident Calty and TRD have developed another race car, Supra, that is capable of winning races and championships. For Supra to be racing in NASCAR just speaks to how important this vehicle is to us, and that we believe Supra can be a bona fide championship winner,” said David Wilson, president of TRD.