Kansas: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Dave Blaney started 43rd, led three laps (14-16) and finished 15th in his No. 22 CAT Camry. Jeremy Mayfield finished 22nd in the No. 36 360 OTC Camry after starting 26th. Dale Jarrett started 13th and finished 26th in his No. 44 UPS Camry. Michael...

Dave Blaney started 43rd, led three laps (14-16) and finished 15th in his No. 22 CAT Camry. Jeremy Mayfield finished 22nd in the No. 36 360 OTC Camry after starting 26th. Dale Jarrett started 13th and finished 26th in his No. 44 UPS Camry. Michael Waltrip finished 30th in his No. 55 NAPA Camry after starting 11th. David Reutimann finished 31st in the No. 00 Dominos.com Camry after starting 25th.

Camry drivers have led a total of 145 laps across 13 races in Nextel Cup events this season. Brian Vickers has led the most of the Camry contingent with 98 laps over six races (Atlanta, Bristol, Texas, Charlotte, Michigan and California) and Blaney has led 38 laps over five races (Atlanta, Richmond, Darlington, New Hampshire and Kansas). Mayfield has led six laps over three races (Bristol, Charlotte and Watkins Glen) and Waltrip led two laps, one each at Michigan (June) and Dover (September). Reutimann led one lap at California (September). Blaney earned the first NNCS pole for Toyota at New Hampshire International Speedway (June).

Seven top-10 finishes have been earned by Toyota Camrys this season. In addition to Vickers' fifth-place finish in Charlotte, he finished 10th at California Speedway (February), eighth at Michigan International Speedway (August) and eighth at California Speedway (September). Other top-10s have been registered by Michael Waltrip, who finished 10th at Michigan International Speedway in June, and Dave Blaney, who finished ninth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July and sixth at Michigan International Speedway (August).

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 CAT Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 15th

How was your race? "Our car was really good. We kept coming forward all day it was a really solid car. We had to pit for fuel right (before the second rain delay) like a lot of them. Our car started out on a run fairly good, but then during the middle parts of a run it was really fast. When you have a car that keeps turning good, you can go through the center of the corner and then you can start throttling it. It has been really good and we didn't have to change much all day and it stayed consistent."

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JEREMY MAYFIELD, No. 36 360 OTC Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 22nd

How was your race today? "It would have been nice if it was over (during the second rain delay) and we'd take this and go home. We didn't understand it at the beginning a little bit, it's been hit and miss, but we are learning a lot. I feel like we have good track position and we were able to finish with a top-25. We'll take it -- it's not the best run we wanted but we'll take what we can get."

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DALE JARRETT, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 26th

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MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 55 NAPA Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 30th

How was your car today? "It wasn't a good one. We were real loose and we came down pit road to get that worked out right. We did just a normal stop and my guys are just unbelievable job with a 12.6-second stop. I'm proud of them. We just made some mistakes and didn't get the car right. I'll take responsibility for that because I'm the one driving it and I have to give them the information they need to get it running right."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Dominos.com Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 31st

How was your car today? "We were good, especially on longer runs. It wouldn't seem to get going on the green flag, but after about five or six laps it would get better. I think it was obvious with us running in the top-20 all day long. We were running around 11th or 12th and Frank (Kerr, crew chief) decided that we needed to come in for gas (before the second rain delay). Of course, then it started to rain and the caution came out, so instead of a top-15 (at the red flag) we were 34th. This is the kind of luck we have had all season long. I mean, we'll be running top-15 and have something go wrong -- it's disappointing because this finish is definitely no indication of how we ran today."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Jeremy Mayfield , Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Dave Blaney
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Bill Davis Racing