Volkswagen in NASCAR?

German automaker Volkswagen is considering following Toyota’s lead in joining the NASCAR marketing world, eventually with a Winston Cup effort, according to NASCAR sources. One question now is what model might Volkswagen want to brand and market under the NASCAR logo. NASCAR’s common-template car project makes both a Toyota and VW Winston Cup effort easier. But Honda is not expected to show any interest in NASCAR’s stock-car series, according to industry sources, because that company is not interested in playing the political games that must be played to placate the sport’s rulers. Toyota wants to field a Tundra truck in NASCAR’s Truck series next season, and company engineers are discussing various technical options with NASCAR officials.(Winston Salem Journal). A NASCAR Beetle?(6-3-2002)

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