Toyota Racing Development (also known as TRD), is an engineering company responsible for Toyota’s motorsports efforts in North America. Facilities are located in Costa Mesa, CA and Salisbury, NC.


TRD is responsible for design, development, and assembly of Toyota’s factory racing engine and chassis. The California headquarters is home to TRD’s engine design, development, build, and testing activities. While the North Carolina facility houses chassis engineers along with a variety of chassis test equipment and driver simulators.


The focus is on NASCAR and the various racing series that take place across North America. Participation in these different series is based on the desire to connect with a diverse group of consumers from large metropolises to the smallest of towns.