Ever want to buy a NASCAR race truck? Of course you have; because what truck guy wouldn’t want a 700-horsepower, race slicks-wearing, fully caged Camping World-class truck? Well this Toyota Tundra is for sale – and at the decent price of $49,995.

Located in Moorseville, North Carolina, this full-on race truck comes with all the right equipment to win races. Well, except a qualified driver, pit crew, and someone’s deep pockets. The truck even ships with spare parts including an extra set of wheels and tires and a few spindles.

The truck started life as a Craftsman Series truck with Kyle Busch Motorsports some five years ago. Sadly, there isn’t much the seller knows about the truck’s competitive history and what races it may have won. Nevertheless, it’s a sure bet this Toyota ran some big races in its early days.

Since then, the truck has been tuned to run autocross. Its suspension, fuel system, weight distribution, and carburetor have all been dialed in to run with Porsches, Ferraris, and Corvettes on the twisty stuff. And at the price point this truck is going for, the value seems nearly irresistible.

Continue reading to learn more about the road-racing NASCAR Toyota truck.

  • Year:
    0
  • Transmission:
    four-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    700
  • Displacement:
    358 cubic inches
  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    180 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    49995
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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The truck is obviously a tube-frame chassis with the typical fiberglass body on top. In this Toyota’s case, it’s styled after the second-generation Tundra built from 2007 to 2013. Back then, the NASCAR truck series was sponsored by Craftsman. The Tundra underwent a modest refresh back in 2014 and so did the NASCAR truck series now sponsored by Camping World. With changes all around, the truck became obsolete to KBM, so to the auction block it went.

The truck is reportedly owned by a man building a new house, so the truck has to go.

Interior

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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Leather seats, satellite radio, and the Entune infotainment system are not found inside this track beast. Its interior is strictly business. An aluminum driver safety seat is the only spot for occupants. Its five-point harness works in conjunction with the tall side bolstering and head supports to protect the driver from impacts. A full roll cage keeps the outside world at bay so the driver can focus on winning races.

Speaking of driver focus, the controls are rather simple. A tachometer sits front and center behind the quick-release steering wheel while other gauges to the right keep tabs on important engine metrics. A bank of toggle switches to the left operates all the systems aboard.

Drivetrain

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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Under the hood lies a Phase 14 TRD Triad, 358-cubic-inch V-8 that was hand-built by Toyota. The naturally aspirated mill puts our roughly 700 horsepower to the rear wheels through a high-performance, four-speed manual transmission. Since the truck has been tuned for road racing, the transmission now likely offers a lower ratio first gear for quicker starts off the line. After all, it’s rather unusual to hit 200 mph on the autocross course. Likewise, its carburetor and fuel system have been calibrated for left and right turns.

Prices

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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Race teams spend hundreds of thousands of dollars developing and building these one-off trucks to pass NASCAR’s strict inspections and compete for victory in front of millions of race fans across the country. And like any used car, value depreciates. This truck is for sale for a song – at least compared to what Toyota likely sunk into it when it was originally built. It can be yours for $49,995.

That’s probably the cheapest 700 horsepower you can get without building it yourself.

Conclusion

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross
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It’s not every day I find cool stuff like this for sale, but when it pops up, it piques my interest. I mean, who wouldn’t want a retired NASCAR truck that can keep up with Porsche 911s on a road course? Still, $50k for a one-seat truck with no ability to be road-legal is a hefty sum.

Either way you look at it, this is probably the coolest thing you’ll see online today.

  • Leave it
    • Not road legal
    • Probably saintly expensive to run
    • Doesn’t come with a pit crew

Source: racingjunk

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