BUSCH: Nashville II: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Jason Leffler finished 3rd after starting 14th. David Reutimann finished 9th after starting 30th. David Green finished 11th after starting 29th. Dave Blaney finished 17th after starting 15th. Blaney ran out of fuel in the closing laps and...

Jason Leffler finished 3rd after starting 14th. David Reutimann finished 9th after starting 30th. David Green finished 11th after starting 29th. Dave Blaney finished 17th after starting 15th. Blaney ran out of fuel in the closing laps and finished one lap down. Bobby Santos finished 37th after starting 27th. This was Santos' second career NBS start.

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. Approximately two - thirds of those laps (73) came at Nashville Superspeedway in April. 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.

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 9th

How was your car today? "We qualified bad. We got back there where we shouldn't have been. Then two guys tried to run over each other on lap two. You try to miss them and they made contact with the right rear and spun us around. Really didn't hurt us much, but it knocked the valance off and these things are so sensitive that it made the car tight and we never could seem to get out of it. So, that's kind of what we fought for the most part and we just had to keep making changes after that."

Did not practicing the car here play a part in today's race? "Mark Green did a great job practicing the car. The car works good. He didn't practice this thing with the valance knocked off of it and these things are so sensitive to any amount of air - anything like that is crucial. When we went spinning out into the grass at about 100 mph and got the nose in it, we tried to bend the nose up and messed the valance up. It doesn't look like much. You look at it now and it looks fine. You can't come in and completely fix it because you'll loose track position."

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DAVID GREEN, No. 91 YRT2 Toyota Camry, Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports Finished: 11th

How was your car today? "We were running good - about 10th there -- and we had brake problems there about a third of the way through the race. We had a little bit of an issue with it at Charlotte and I thought we had it fixed. The brake pedal was sticking down. With about 10 to go, I lost my brakes going into turn one and I almost spun out trying to get slowed down and got back off of it to make it to the end. There's something about 10th over 11th.

From where we came in Charlotte, this feels like a win. People will see that and say, 'well that's 11th, it's not a win.' But, we basically have one or two guys on this team with any NASCAR experience; most of them are from the Riley sports car team. We are a brand new team. The Bill Davis Racing truck guys pitted our car. Once we get out of the new team blues, we'll be fine. The engine package, the body and everything involved with the information that Toyota shares, I think it should be a testimony for a team like ours that is totally brand new. In the second race, for us to do what we did even with the issues that we had -- to me that's very exciting and very encouraging. We'll work through all that and get better for next week."

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 17th

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BOBBY SANTOS, No. 92 Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports Toyota Camry, Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports w/ BDR Finished: 37th

What happened out there? "I just messed up. We were coming in to pit and I was shifting into third and popped the wheel and it spun out. It broke the transmission and we lost first and second gear. I'm disappointed about today. I needed the laps and kind of made a mistake. Just wish we could have finished."

What's your next NBS race and what will you be doing in the meantime? "My next race in the Busch car is New Hampshire. I'll be racing in the USAC cars some this summer. We are racing June 16 at O'Reilly Raceway Park, in a sprint car and a midget."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Mark Green , David Green , David Reutimann , Dave Blaney , Bobby Santos
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Bill Davis Racing