Atlanta II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for nine wins, 25 top-five results, 52 top-10 finishes and four poles after 24 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races ... Four Camry drivers are in the top-20 in the NSCS point ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for nine wins, 25 top-five results, 52 top-10 finishes and four poles after 24 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races ... Four Camry drivers are in the top-20 in the NSCS point standings -- Kyle Busch (third), Denny Hamlin (fifth), David Reutimann (17th) and Martin Truex Jr. (20th) ... Both Red Bull Camrys (Nos. 82 and 83) finished in the top-10 when the NSCS visited Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this year ... Toyota is currently second in the NSCS manufacturer point standings -- 27 points behind Chevrolet.

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Pedigree Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

How will the race at Atlanta impact your team for the Chase? "I feel like going on into Atlanta, it's going to be a test for us to see how good we are again at the mile-and-a-half stuff, and then we go to Richmond, another one of our race tracks that I tend to run well at and Dave (Rogers, crew chief) gave me an awesome car last time. So looking forward to that, and then the Chase starts. We hit reset and we've got ten weeks to show what we've got, and hopefully it's enough."

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

How important are the 10 bonus points for wins heading into the Chase? "We're in the position where if we don't win, this weekend really doesn't mean that much to us. Our attitude is to throw whatever we can at the car. If we feel like we're off, we're going to take some risks and maybe run terrible, but maybe hit that magical setup and go out there and win and get 10 more bonus points for the Chase. Right now, it's more about building momentum than anything."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Reutimann , Martin Truex Jr. , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing