BUSCH: Kentucky: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Jason Leffler started 20th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry and finished 14th. Dave Blaney qualified 18th in the No. 10 Camping World Camry and ended up 15th. David Reutimann started 14th in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry, and ran as...

Jason Leffler started 20th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry and finished 14th. Dave Blaney qualified 18th in the No. 10 Camping World Camry and ended up 15th. David Reutimann started 14th in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry, and ran as high as third during the race, before crossing the finish line 16th. David Green qualified 34th in the No. 91 YRT2 Camry and finished 26th.

Green, from Owensboro, Kentucky, is the only driver to start all seven NASCAR Busch Series races at Kentucky Speedway. This year, Toyota Camrys have led a total of 111 laps in NBS competition. Leffler has led a total of 57 laps, Reutimann has been in front of the field for a total of 37 laps, and Blaney has led a total of 17 laps . About two- thirds of those laps led (73) came at Nashville Superspeedway in April.

Blaney earned the first pole position 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 Toyota Camry in Busch Series competition is second-place. Blaney finished second in the season-opener at Daytona (Feb. 17), and Reutimann crossed the finish line second at Nashville (April 7).

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 14th

How was your race tonight? "We struggled with our handling all night long. It was tight and loose, and tight and loose -- and we could never get the car handling the way we wanted. But, even though we struggled -- we still managed to come out with a good finish."

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 15th

How was your race tonight? "We just had a bad night. At the end of the first run -- at the end of that long run -- we gained a bunch of spots. We moved into the top-10. We were coming and our green flag (pit) stop was long and we were lucky to stay on the lead lap. Then, the darker it got and the cooler it got and the faster the track got -- we just struggled. We weren't very good at all and we struggled. Early on, I thought we were going to get to the front. But, the faster the track got we lost the edge we had."

How was your commute between Michigan and Kentucky? "It was pretty easy. Michigan to here (Kentucky) is not that great a distance. There are helicopters and planes and it probably just took an hour-and-a-half -- from the infield at Michigan to the infield here. Maybe a 15-minute helicopter ride and a 50-minute airplane ride. I got here for practice last night and got here for qualifying today. The schedules worked out pretty good and this weekend was pretty easy."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 16th

How was your car today? "I felt like we had an excellent car. It was tight at the beginning of the race. Then, we made good changes to it and it got better and better. We were in a position where we needed to be and for some reason the lug nuts on the left rear (tire) came loose. We had to come in and put wheel spacers on to make it stay tight. Then, late in the race it was coming loose again. It's disappointing. Things were going according to plan before that. We still needed one more stop to tune on it a little bit more and throw something at it. I felt like we were on track -- we made smart changes and it got better every stop. Then we had that problem again."

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DAVID GREEN, No. 91 YRT2 Toyota Camry, Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports Finished: 26th

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , David Green , Dave Blaney
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing