Toyota Motorsports off-week notes, quotes 2010-08-25

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) ... With Busch's win at Bristol, Camry drivers have won nine of the last 19 NSCS races ... The NSCS will enjoy an off-weekend before returning to action at Atlanta Motor Speedway, September 5.

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

What does it mean to be the first driver in NASCAR to sweep all three races in one weekend? "It's pretty special. Anytime you are able to win in any of NASCAR's three series its difficult just doing that, but to do it across all three series on the same weekend, who could ask for anything better. For myself, being associated with great people like Toyota with Kyle Busch Motorsports and NASCAR.com RaceView this past weekend, Z-Line Designs with the Nationwide Series car and Doublemint being on the car in Bristol and getting them to victory lane. It was a special moment for all of us. Dave Rogers (crew chief) working as hard as he does all of the time. Man, I couldn't have asked for a better time to complete the triple and to do it in front of Bristol with the amazing crowd and the amazing electricity that happens around that place. For as different as all of the vehicles are to drive, it was really cool."

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing

Do you think your team still has a chance to get into the Chase? "Unfortunately, since we won Chicago, we haven't done a whole lot right, and we've struggled and had some finishes that were just certainly not Chase worthy. We have to run like we ran at Bristol all the time almost in order to have a chance to get in (to the Chase). We're back a pretty good bit in the points, and I don't know if it's a realistic shot or not, but we're just going to keep trying to run as good as we can. We don't have anything to lose, just go out there and try to win races and gamble on pit strategy and things like that to try to make things happen because you're either in or you're not. We'll just go out there and race as hard as we can and get all we can while we can."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Reutimann , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports