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Tundra Team Members Tied to Martinsville-Area BUSCH BEST AT BRISTOL: Kyle Busch led 378 of 503 laps Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race of the season in the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18...

Tundra Team Members Tied to Martinsville-Area

BUSCH BEST AT BRISTOL: Kyle Busch led 378 of 503 laps Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race of the season in the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18 Snickers Camry. It was the 14th NSCS victory of his career, and his 10th driving a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) since the beginning of the 2008 season. Other top -10 Toyota results at the Tennessee half-mile track were registered by Camry drivers Denny Hamlin (second) and Marcos Ambrose (10th).

KYLE KEEPS CRUISING: Busch's win Sunday at Bristol was his 26th triumph driving a Toyota in 96 races across NASCAR's top-three series -- 10 in the NSCS, 11 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victories and five in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) -- winning 27 percent of races he has entered since 2008. The Bristol win gives Busch a Cup Series victory at each type of race track (short track, intermediate track, road course and superspeedway) in a Camry.

'DENNY THE DEFENDER': Denny Hamlin, who drives the JGR No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry, is the defending NSCS spring race-winner at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway. A year ago, Hamlin -- who hails from Chesterfield, Va. -- led 82 of 500 laps around the half-mile ‘paper clip.' It was Hamlin's first-ever points-race win in a Camry, and the first Cup win in his home state. Hamlin finished fifth in the October 2008 event.

DIFFERENT DEBUTS: A pair of Toyota Camry drivers will be making their NSCS debuts at Martinsville -- Ambrose and Joey Logano. Ambrose, who drives the JTG-Daugherty No. 47 Little Debbie Camry, has made a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at the track (both in 2006) -- including the first of his career. It will be Logano's first-ever NASCAR start at the track.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Denny Hamlin , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing