Jason Leffler in the No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry earned his third top-10 of the season tonight and scored his career-best NBS finish at Darlington Raceway with a sixth place finish after starting in the 10th position. David Reutimann in the No.
Jason Leffler in the No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry earned his third top-10 of the season tonight and scored his career-best NBS finish at Darlington Raceway with a sixth place finish after starting in the 10th position. David Reutimann in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry finished in the 24th position after starting 33rd. Contact with another car forced him to pit road for fresh tires -- putting him off pit sequence with the rest of the field -- allowing cars with fresher tires by late in the race.
Dave Blaney in the No. 10 Camping World Camry lost two laps when a tire went down forcing him to pit road under the green flag. Blaney had to settle for a 31st place finish after starting from the 13th position.
Toyota Camrys have led a total of 111 laps in NBS competition including Leffler who led 17 laps tonight in Darlington. 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. The best finish by a Toyota Camry in Busch Series competition is second. Blaney finished second at Daytona and Reutimann finished second at Nashville.
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 6th
How was your car tonight? "We were tight all night and especially when we were running in the pack. The car was still tight even when we got up to second, but it was unbelievable the difference in handling of the car between running 10th and running second. It runs a lot better in all that clean air and it shows in the stopwatch. We need to get up there more often and the guys are working hard to do that -- tonight was a good night for us. This is where we needed to run and needed to finish. We know we're capable of running up front and we've had some trouble finishing up there consistently this season. We'll head to Charlotte for the test session and take a weekend off before we get ready for the next race. The Camry was fast tonight and I'm real proud of this whole Great Clips team on another top-10 finish tonight."
Do you like racing at Darlington? "I love Darlington. This is two years in a row that we were able to bring a car back without much of a scratch on it from this place. That's a pretty big accomplishment."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 24th
How was your car tonight and how much did getting off pit sequence hurt you? "The tires really played a big role tonight and when we got off-sequence with some of those guys; it was tough to pass them even with eight or 10-lap older tires. But staying out did what it was supposed to do and gained us some track position. Getting with the 15 car and getting turned around put us back farther then we probably should have been and that gave away quite a bit of track position that we had gained. It's pretty disappointing because we were a lot better than where we finished."
Will anything from tonight's race transfer into tomorrow's NNCS race? "The most important thing here is to have a car that will handle and turn in the corners. We had a great car here tonight and with the COT being run tomorrow and that being such a different animal -- nothing really transfers over."
DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 31st
How was your car tonight? "The car has just been tight since we unloaded yesterday. We fought the same thing all through the race and just couldn't get the handle on the car where it needed to be. Then we lost a lap on the track because of the handling issues and another lap when I had to come down pit road under green because of a tire going down. It's just frustrating -- we can't seem to get any luck to stick with us for more than a week at a time."
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