This is a big weekend upcoming for Toyota and MWR. Last year I don't believe Toyota had an entry in the Shootout. But this year they will have 6 cars in the Shootout lead by JGR with 2 and MWR with 2. This is a real test to see how far Toyota has come and also to see how far MWR has come. It will also be a test to see how well JGR has transitioned to Toyota.
If Toyota can come out of the gate strong wtih a good showing, or even a win in the shootout then watch out for the Yota's this year. If they struggle to keep up with the pack or do not draft well then it will probably take a coupe of months for Toytoa to be competitive. This race is probably the most important Shootout of all the shootout just because it will let the New Manufacture know where they stand with their rivials.