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Dale Jarrett finished in the 29th position in the No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry after starting from the 43rd position. David Reutimann finished in the 32nd position in the No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry after starting from the 25th position. This is ...

Dale Jarrett finished in the 29th position in the No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry after starting from the 43rd position. David Reutimann finished in the 32nd position in the No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry after starting from the 25th position. This is Reutimann's best finish of the season.

Dave Blaney, driver of the No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry, finished in the 39th position after starting 11th. A late race incident while Blaney was attempting to enter pit road took him out of the race. Toyota drivers AJ Allmendinger, Jeremy Mayfield, Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip did not qualify for the race.

The best NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (NNCS) result for a Toyota Camry was 10th by Brian Vickers at California (Feb. 25). Dave Blaney recorded the best qualifying effort for a Toyota Camry in NNCS competition with a seventh at Bristol (March 23).

Five Toyota Camrys started the recent races at Martinsville and Bristol -- the most Camrys to start a Cup event in 2007. Both Jarrett and Blaney have started all eight 2007 NNCS races. They are the only Toyota drivers to start every Nextel Cup event this season.

Toyota Camrys have led the field in three Nextel Cup races this season -- Atlanta, Bristol and Texas. Dave Blaney led one lap at Atlanta and Jeremy Mayfield led one lap at Bristol. Brian Vickers led two laps at Texas, five laps at Atlanta and a single circuit at Bristol. Toyota Camrys have led a total of 10 laps in NNCS competition this season.

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 39th

What happened to take you out of the race? "I don't know. I was coming to pit road and had my hand out waving down to the front straightaway to let everybody know I was coming. I guess they didn't see me. They ran into the back of me as I came to pit road. We weren't running that good tonight. We were a 25th-place car, but right now I'd take that. I think we just missed it a little bit tonight. What we needed to do was stay out of trouble and we couldn't do that."

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KEVIN HAMLIN, Crew Chief, No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing

How was your Camry running tonight? "The best we ran the whole night was just before the wreck. We made some major adjustments on the last stop and we had ourselves in position to be the ‘lucky dog' if a caution would come out again. Then it was time to pit and that's when the wreck happened."

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MATT BOORLAND, Crew Chief, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 29th

How was your race? "Obviously we weren't as good as we wanted to be. All in all, nothing broke on the car, we had good pit stops and the motor made it all the way through, those are all good things. We need to keep working on trying to get our speed a little better."

Were you able to learn anything tonight that will help you in future Car of Tomorrow races? "Definitely, there are a couple of things we tried there at the end to see what we could learn for Richmond. We are hoping to apply a few things from this weekend to Richmond."

You return to the traditional NASCAR car next weekend, anything you're looking forward to? "About the only thing is just finishing the race. Speedway races are such a crapshoot. Hopefully we can bring it back in one piece and have a good finish at Talladega."

-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 Bill Davis Racing