Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch led four times for 45 laps, and recorded his 15th top-two finish in 2009. Joey Logano (sixth), Kasey...
Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch led four times for 45 laps, and recorded his 15th top-two finish in 2009.
Joey Logano (sixth), Kasey Kahne (11th), Brian Vickers (13th) and Michael Annett (14th) also posted top-15 finishes for Toyota, while Camry drivers Trevor Bayne (16th), Jason Leffler (20th), Kelly Bires (32nd ) and Chase Miller (39th) were also in the field.
Busch now leads second-place Carl Edwards by 221 points in the unofficial NNS point standings.
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
Can you talk about the race tonight? "We just weren't as good as those first two cars. That's it. We were a third-place car. That's about it."
What types of issues did your team face tonight? "The tire was horrible. It made it really hard to drive. It was slick and it wore out. If you get loose one time, you're screwed for six laps until the tire cools down. It was pretty much a game of mistakes, and whoever made the least amount of mistakes was the best. The first two cars were pretty good."
KASEY KAHNE, No. 10 Fritos Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 11th
How was your car tonight? "Turning was no problem. It would turn great. We just didn't have enough side-bite. We kept working on that in practice and throughout the race. That's the only thing we were lacking on the 33 and the 18. Other than that, we were a third-place car. I just screwed up and sped on pit road."
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 13th
Can you talk about the race tonight? "The Dollar General Toyota was really good at the beginning, just a little loose. Fixing the hose and starting in the back after the first caution hurt us a lot. After that we kept getting more and more free and the track didn't tighten up at all like you would expect in a night race. The Dollar General crew never gave up tonight. It just wasn't the finish we'd hoped for."
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 14th
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 16th
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 20th
KELLY BIRES, No. 11 Ridemakerz.com Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 32nd
CHASE MILLER, No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 39th
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