News Releases

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 28-29, 2017

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 28-29, 2017

January 30, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 14th in the GTD class (36th overall) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, marking the debut of the RC F GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Lexus’ return to North American sports car racing. Drivers Robert Alon, Austin Cindric Dominik, Farnbacher and Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 Lexus entry.... more

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 26-29, 2017

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 26-29, 2017

January 25, 2017
The Rolex 24 at Daytona will mark Lexus’ return to North American sports car racing as 3GT Racing fields two Lexus RC F GT3s in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Lexus raced in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series from 2004 to 2009 when the manufacturer won 25 races, two driver championships (2004, 2008) and three-straight Rolex 24 at Daytona victories (2006-08). Since its Grand-Am era, Lexus has competed in off-road racing, endurance events and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and now returns to sports car racing to develop its racing culture and learn technologies that transfer to its F and F SPORT production vehicles. To find out more about Lexus’ efforts to return to sports car racing, watch the “Road to Daytona” video series on the Lexus Vehicles YouTube page.... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Teams Test for Upcoming SportsCar Season

Lexus RC F GT3 Teams Test for Upcoming SportsCar Season

December 20, 2016
The Lexus RC F GT3 made its official on-track debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a pair of tests at Daytona International Speedway in November and December as the manufacturer builds towards its return to sports car racing in 2017.... more

2016 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

2016 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

November 01, 2016
In the brand’s tenth year at the SEMA Show, Lexus is showcasing the world’s first tuned LC 500 alongside a modified RC F and GS F, and the Lexus RC F GT3 racecar. The custom builds will be on display at the Lexus booth in Central Hall (21601).... more

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

April 14, 2016
Long Beach, Calif., April 14, 2016 -- Lexus will have a special RC F racecar on-track between races at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. ... more

Lexus to Compete in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and F Performance Racing Announces Sage Karam as Driver

Lexus to Compete in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and F Performance Racing Announces Sage Karam as Driver

January 29, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 --  Lexus and their F Performance Racing group have reached an agreement with the International Motor Sports Association to campaign the RC F GT3 in the IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship. The agreement gives the Japanese Luxury automaker a presence in the GT Daytona (GTD) class race series through the 2018 season.... more

2015 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

2015 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

November 03, 2015
In its ninth year at the SEMA Show, Lexus brings the highly-anticipated and all-new 2016 GS F and RC F GT3 racing car to the ultimate aftermarket audience. The custom builds will be on display at the Lexus display area as well as location around the Las Vegas Convention Center.... more

Lexus Partners with F Performance Racing for 2016 and Beyond

Lexus Partners with F Performance Racing for 2016 and Beyond

November 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2015) - Lexus today announced its motorsports partnership with
Paul Gentilozzi and newly formed F Performance Racing to field the RC F GT3 in a soon to be announced sports car series.  This new racing venture is part of the Lexus’ global motorsports effort that will see the Japanese luxury brand competing on tracks in the United States beginning in 2016.   The new race vehicle is based upon the production Lexus RC F high performance coupe that went on sale at the end of 2014.
 ... more

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

June 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – On June 28th, Lexus will compete in the Time Attack class of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The luxury automaker will be campaigning the all-new RC F GT Concept, a vehicle that builds upon the legacy of the IS F CCS-R vehicles that last competed at Pikes Peak in 2013. This historic event, now in its 93rd running, is a race against the clock that tests man and machine with the changing elements, altitude, and a treacherous 12.42 mile, 156 turn course that winds up the peak from 9,390 feet up to the 14,115 foot summit.... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

February 28, 2014
GENEVA - Feb. 28, 2014 – Racing fans around the world will feel the adrenaline when Lexus debuts the RC F GT3 racing concept at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show.... more

Lexus LFA and Toyota 86 to Compete in 2014 Nürburgring Endurance Race

Lexus LFA and Toyota 86 to Compete in 2014 Nürburgring Endurance Race

January 10, 2014
Toyota City, Japan (Jan. 10, 2014) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that its GAZOO Racing team will enter three vehicles in the 42nd 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race to be held in Germany from June 19 through June 22: race versions of the Lexus LFA and Toyota 86, and a new enhanced sports car research vehicle based on the LFA, the GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA Code X.... more

Lexus IS F CCS-R To Rumble in 2013 NASA 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ Race

Lexus IS F CCS-R To Rumble in 2013 NASA 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ Race

November 19, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 19, 2013) – Lexus gives new meaning to the phrase “driving in to the sunset” with its first-ever participation in the 2013 National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ race in Willows, Calif. A team of three professional drivers will pilot the experienced IS F CCS-R race car for the duration of the endurance race which takes place Dec. 7-8. The race, held annually at Thunderhill Raceway Park, is considered the longest endurance road race in North America.... more

Lexus to Compete in 2014 Japanese Super GT Series with New Vehicle

Lexus to Compete in 2014 Japanese Super GT Series with New Vehicle

August 15, 2013
TOKYO – Aug. 16, 2013 – Lexus Racing announced a new race car based on the Lexus “LF-CC” that will compete in the Super GT Series GT500 class starting next season. The vehicle will replace the Lexus SC 430 currently used in Super GT races.... more

Baja 1000 Winner Joe Bacal to Start 2013 Off-Road Racing Season at Mint 400

Baja 1000 Winner Joe Bacal to Start 2013 Off-Road Racing Season at Mint 400

March 21, 2013
PHOENIX (March 21, 2013) – Coming off a  solo-driven victory in the 2012 Baja 1000, Joe Bacal and his JTGrey Racing team are ready to race the Lexus  LX 570 with full Lexus backing again in 2013, kicking off the season with the Mint 400 this Saturday, March 23 in Las Vegas.... more

Lexus IS F CCS-R Race Car

June 06, 2012

2011 SEMA Show: Lexus LX 570 by JT Grey Racing

October 25, 2011

Lexus Races into 2011 with JTGrey Racing Team

Lexus Races into 2011 with JTGrey Racing Team

March 03, 2011
Lexus announced today it will be the primary sponsor for the JTGrey Racing team and its LX 570 flagship luxury utility vehicle in the quest to win the 2011 SCORE Stock Full Championship. ... more

Joe Bacal and Lexus Persevere for Maiden Victory in Baja 1000

Joe Bacal and Lexus Persevere for Maiden Victory in Baja 1000

November 22, 2010
After suffering the longest night of his young off-road racing career, Joe Bacal and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America-sponsored Lexus LX 570 stormed past the finish line at 7:54 a.m. Saturday morning in a triumphant conclusion to the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.... more

Joe Bacal and Lexus Secure First Off Road Championship

September 13, 2010
Just 15 months ago, Joe Bacal and Lexus surprised the off-road racing establishment with a trouble-free run to victory in the team’s very first race at the 2009 Baja 500. Since that first success, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America-sponsored team has enjoyed an unbroken streak of wins and podium finishes that on Saturday culminated in their first off-road championship with a dominant Stock Full-class win at the SCORE Terrible’s Las Vegas Primm 300.... more

Joe Bacal Seals Victory in San Felipe 250

Joe Bacal Seals Victory in San Felipe 250

March 16, 2010
The seemingly unbreakable combination of Joe Bacal and his Cancer Treatment Centers of America Lexus LX 570 took its second Stock Full class victory* in as many races on Sunday at the 24th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in Mexico. Despite drawing the last starting time in the Stock Full class, Bacal caught 2009 class champion Justin Matney early in the race, dicing with him for about 15 miles before taking the lead to the finish.... more

Joe Bacal Survives First-Corner Hit to Win Laughlin Desert Challenge

Joe Bacal Survives First-Corner Hit to Win Laughlin Desert Challenge

January 19, 2010
In a heart-stopping beginning to his second year in off-road racing, Joe Bacal put his Lexus LX 570 ahead of his closest class rival as they raced flat out to the first corner at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge 2010 season opener on Saturday, only to feel the full force of competition slam into him as he headed for the apex. Rival competitor Justin Matney left a major wound in Bacal’s Lexus as he pushed his way through, but the adrenaline-fired Bacal re-passed Matney shortly after and was never headed again en route to another Stock Full-class victory this past weekend.... more

Joe Bacal Captures Second with Marathon Drive in Baja 1000

Joe Bacal Captures Second with Marathon Drive in Baja 1000

November 24, 2009
After taking an “out of nowhere” victory at the Baja 500 earlier this season, cancer survivor and off-road rookie sensation Joe Bacal nearly stole the show again with an epic 27-hour drive in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/JTGrey Lexus LX 570 to finish runner-up in the 42nd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 last Friday and Saturday.... more

Joe Bacal Brings First Pro Off-Road Race Victory to Lexus and JTGrey Racing Team at Baja 500

Joe Bacal Brings First Pro Off-Road Race Victory to Lexus and JTGrey Racing Team at Baja 500

June 09, 2009
In a remarkable first for driver, team, vehicle and manufacturer, Joe Bacal and navigator Paul Williamsen took their freshly-built Cancer Treatment Centers of America JTGrey Racing Lexus LX 570 to a landmark maiden victory in the 41st annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 early Sunday.... more

Cancer Survivor to Challenge Baja 500 with Lexus SUV

Cancer Survivor to Challenge Baja 500 with Lexus SUV

May 07, 2009
Joe Bacal is no stranger to difficult challenges. He has successfully driven the notorious Rubicon Trail without incident, for one. Surviving Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer was a much larger test. Now he is taking on the more interesting challenge of racing a Lexus LX 570 in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 this June 5-7. He wants to win this.... more

Lexus Grand Am Preview - New Jersey Motorsports Park

Lexus Grand Am Preview - New Jersey Motorsports Park

April 28, 2009
A preview of the Verizon Wireless 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park on May 3, 2009.... more

items 1 - 25 of 29 Next >>
You must be logged in to view this item.




This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.

Copyright Notice

All materials on this site are for editorial use only. The use of these materials for advertising, marketing or any other commercial purpose is prohibited. They may be cropped but not otherwise modified. To download these materials, you must agree to abide by these terms.