Dave Blaney finished 11th tonight after starting 27th. Blaney was able to gain one spot in NBS points with his No. 10 Braun Racing Camry and is now third. David Green made his first NBS start of the season tonight for Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports...
Dave Blaney finished 11th tonight after starting 27th. Blaney was able to gain one spot in NBS points with his No. 10 Braun Racing Camry and is now third. David Green made his first NBS start of the season tonight for Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 91 YRT2.net Camry. Green started 43rd and finished 28th.
After battling a handling problem most of the night, Jason Leffler finished 31st after starting 28th. David Reutimann was forced to the garage on lap four when his engine over-heated and finished 43rd. Reutimann's No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry was repaired after sustaining front end and radiator damage during Thursday's practice session when a side window from another car punctured the front of his car
Toyota Camrys have led a total of 111 laps in NBS competition. Leffler has led a total of 57 laps, Reutimann has a led a total of 37 laps and Blaney has led a total of 17 laps. Second-place is the best finish by a Toyota Camry in Busch Series competition. Blaney finished second at Daytona and Reutimann finished second at Nashville.
DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 11th
How was your car tonight? "The first run of the race was actually pretty good, but after that it just went back and forth -- too loose then too tight. The car would go in the short run, but then we would die in the long run. We ended up 11th and really that's about all we had tonight. We stayed out on one of the late cautions to try to gain some track position, but then we got shuffled back with the older tires. I was better than I've been the last couple races and a few times tonight we were good enough to run in the top-five. We just couldn't seem to stay up there for a long run. But we had a good points night tonight with Carl (Edwards) and David (Reutimann) having some troubles so we just need to focus on that and I'll get ready for a long day tomorrow."
DAVID GREEN, No. 91 YRT2.net Toyota Camry, Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports Finished: 28th
How did it feel to get back in a car tonight? "I knew this was going to be a learning process for all of us tonight. To come back and make so many improvements throughout the night -- we were able to make some gains and then took a few steps back too, but that's all part of the deal. Disregarding where we finished tonight, I'm very happy because we obviously learned as a team. I think our car was at its best early on and trying to get our car better or get back on the lead lap were some of our toughest points of the night. The car held together all night and the guys have worked night and day this whole week to get ready for this race. This was my first time to drive a Toyota in competition and I'm very excited for the future because the engine was fantastic, the aero package seemed to be real good too. So, I know things are only going to get better from here. We can leave here with a clean car and now we have an entire race worth of information to use as we move forward."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 31st
How was your race car tonight? "We really missed something tonight on the measurements. After wrecking our primary car in qualifying and then our back-up car was just off -- the tires were rubbing the fenders all night and we just kept bottoming out on every lap. We were able to raise the car up during one of the pit stops to get it closer to where it needed to be, but it was just a bad night for us tonight."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 43rd
What happened that put you out of the race? "I really don't know what happened. On one-to-go on the pace lap, it started to run hot and started pushing a bunch of water out of it -- and would never cool down. I don't know exactly what it was, something internal. It's a huge disappointment for everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing. We never really had the chance to see how good the car was going to be. It felt like car was going to be good and we had a good test here -- and we don't even get a shot. With all the stuff we went through -- running over the vent window and destroying the nose and getting it fixed back -- and then we don't even get a shot.
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