BUSCH: Chicagoland: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Dave Blaney finished ninth after starting fifth in the No. 10 ABF U-Pack Camry. David Reutimann qualified 23rd in the No. 99 XM Satellite Radio Camry and ended up 17th at the finish. Jason Leffler started 26th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry, ...

Dave Blaney finished ninth after starting fifth in the No. 10 ABF U-Pack Camry. David Reutimann qualified 23rd in the No. 99 XM Satellite Radio Camry and ended up 17th at the finish. Jason Leffler started 26th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry, battled handling problems throughout the race, and crossed the finish line 33rd.

Leffler earned the second Busch Series pole position for a Toyota Camry when he was the fastest qualifier in the most recent race at Daytona (July 7). Blaney captured the first pole for a Toyota Camry in NASCAR competition when he started first in the Busch Series race at California Speedway (Feb. 24). The best finish by a Camry in Busch Series competition is second-place. Blaney finished second in the season-opener at Daytona (Feb. 17), and Reutimann was second at Nashville (April 7). This season, Blaney has three top-five and six top-10 results in the Busch Series.

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 ABF U-Pack Moving Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 9th

How was your race? "That was about all we had. We could never free the car up enough. On one run we had it too free. So, we were scared to go back that far with the adjustments. We just never quite hit on it like a few of those guys in front of us. It was not a bad day. To run in the top-10 on these speedways is okay, we just need a little more.

"You take what you can get and that's about all we could get today. We'll take that and hopefully we can learn from that. We'll take the car back to the shop and figure out what we had -- look at all the tire wear -- and figure something out for the next one. We can't be too disappointed with a top-10."

Is there anything you learned today that will help you tomorrow? "Not really. The track was like I thought -- you could run all over. If your car was good, you could run anywhere on the track. It was like I thought it would be, and it will be the same exact thing tomorrow. There will be guys running right up near the fence, and there will be guys on the bottom. Wherever your car likes it the most."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 XM Satellite Radio, Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 17th

How was your race today? "It was pathetic, and that's as nice as I can put it. We weren't even close. I can't figure out how we missed it this bad. It was totally opposite of what we did in practice. Everything it did during the race it never did in practice. I don't know if we ended up having a problem. It's hard for me to believe that we could be that far off. We really didn't change that much stuff. Now, at the end of the race, we're completely opposite of where we started in practice. It's just a huge disappointment. I thought we would be much, much better. We should have had a top-five car. I don't know where we went wrong. There's something the car is not happy with -- and we have to figure that out."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , David Reutimann , Dave Blaney