On the eve of introducing the GT-R, their most kickass sports car yet, Nissan and Nissan Motorsports confirmed they will not be sponsoring or officially participating in any motorsports activities in North American.
"It's not all or nothing, we're certainly reviewing it against a larger motorsports strategy, but for 2008 we're taking a pause," said Scott Vazin, Director of Product Communications for Nissan Motor Company. “[But] we'll keep a presence around the world."
Why pull out, so to speak, right before the introduction of the sweet, new whip?
"The GT-R goes on sale in June, so we're a good six months away [and] the company is considering what to do with the GT-R,” added Vazin. “Can we go racing with it? What series could we be in that would be consistent across all markets?"
Actually I can answer that: Seinfeld.
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