Martinsville: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Dale Jarrett in the No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry finished in the 28th position after starting from the 38th position and spinning once during the event. David Reutimann in the No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry finished in the 33rd position after starting...

Dale Jarrett in the No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry finished in the 28th position after starting from the 38th position and spinning once during the event. David Reutimann in the No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry finished in the 33rd position after starting from the 43rd position and battling handling problems throughout the event.

Dave Blaney in the No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry finished in the 37th position after starting 22nd and experiencing a brake problem forcing him to pit road for repairs. AJ Allmendinger in the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota Camry finished in the 38th position after starting his second career Nextel Cup race from the 40th position.

Jeremy Mayfield in the No. 36 360 OTC Toyota Camry finished in the 40th position after starting his second straight Nextel Cup race of the 2007 season from the 13th position. Mayfield ran as high as tenth during today's event.

Blaney recorded the best qualifying effort for a Toyota Camry in NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (NNCS) competition when he started seventh at Bristol Motor Speedway (March 23).

The best NNCS result for a Toyota Camry was when Brian Vickers finished 10th at California Speedway (Feb. 25). Five Toyota Camrys started today's race at Martinsville Speedway. This equals the most Camrys to start a Nextel Cup event in 2007. Five Camrys also started last week's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Toyota Camrys have led a total of eight laps in NNCS competition in 2007. Blaney led one lap at Atlanta, Mayfield led one lap at Bristol and Vickers led five laps at Atlanta and a single circuit at Bristol. Both Jarrett and Blaney have started all six 2007 NNCS races. They are the only Toyota drivers to start every Nextel Cup event this season.

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DALE JARRETT, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Finished: 28th

How was the car today? "Getting the car to turn has really been our biggest challenge of the weekend. We made adjustments to the car at every pit stop to see if we could make it any better and nothing seemed to work. It's frustrating, but the guys did a great job on pit road today. We'll learn from today and get ready for Texas."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Finished: 33rd

How was the car today? "We fought the handling on the car since the drop of the green. We just kept throwing things at the car -- as far as adjustments go -- and couldn't seem to get it where we needed to be. We were pretty happy with the car in final practice yesterday and it seemed that no matter what we tried in the race, nothing helped. It just wouldn't turn in the center of the corner and it seemed like a lot of guys were fighting the same thing. But we're not going to get down, we'll just keep working at it."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Jeremy Mayfield , Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Dave Blaney
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing