NASCARToyota Performance Center Preparing Drivers for the Track

Toyota Performance Center Preparing Drivers for the Track

Lewis Franck, Special Report for Kickin’ the Tires

CORNELIUS, N.C. – The Toyota Performance Center (TPC) is Toyota’s newest weapon in helping to develop young drivers for the future of auto racing. From strength and endurance training to which foods to eat and even addressing mental health and stress issues, the experts at TPC work to transform these young drivers into the next wave of champions for Toyota.

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Tyler Gibbs, General Manager, TRD

Jack Irving, Group Manager, Commercial, TRD

Coach Caitlin Quinn, Performance Director, TPC

Tammy Dersham, Physical Therapist

Tish Guerin, Mental Health & Wellness Director, TPC

Swikar Patel, Creative Director, TPC

Lindsey Boomer, Academy Director, TPC

Lewis Franck
Lewis Franck
In a career spanning over thirty years (also a former New York attorney) I've covered motorsports first as a photographer working for magazines such as Sport Magazine and magazines in Europe. Subsequently switching to writing I had a monthly column in Inside Sports, and later worked regularly for Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine. I've been a weekly columnist for Sports Illustrated's website and blogs and short stories and moderated chats at These days find me discovering a Foodie Weekend in Hong Kong or Taming a 700hp. ???? I'm also a motorsports contributor at Reuters and frequent guest on PRN's Pit Reporters. An award-winning journalist; I've written thousands of articles for magazines, newspapers, and websites around the world. I'm currently a US-based motorsports writer for Reuters newswire. In addition to published work, I was the color commentator, in Australia, for the local television broadcast of the Surfers Paradise Indy car race. I've appeared on the NBC Nightly News, television panel shows and dozens of radio appearances. Additioly I managed public relations for the iconic Driver of the Year Award. Specialties: Journalism and Public Relations in motorsports, automobiles and speaking engagements. Lifestyle influencer.


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