BUSCH: Texas II: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Jason Leffler finished 12th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry after starting 22nd. David Reutimann started from the pole in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 18th. Michael McDowell finished 20th after starting from the 17th...

Jason Leffler finished 12th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry after starting 22nd. David Reutimann started from the pole in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 18th. Michael McDowell finished 20th after starting from the 17th position in his first career NBS race. Brent Sherman started 37th and finished 37th in the No. 10 Fan1st.com Camry.

Five Camry drivers have notched a total of 549 laps led across 14 races. Reutimann (Nashville, Talladega, St. Louis, Bristol and Memphis) has led 287 laps. Leffler (Daytona, Nashville, Darlington, Indianapolis and Bristol) has led a total of 141 laps. Vickers has led 87 laps (Michigan, California and Kansas) while Dave Blaney (California, Atlanta and Nashville) has led 19 laps. Todd Bodine (St. Louis) has led 15 laps.

Camry drivers have 15 top-five and 35 top-10 finishes in NBS competition. There have been two victories and four poles earned by Camry racers during Toyota's inaugural year in NASCAR Busch Series competition. Leffler visited victory lane at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (July) and Reutimann won last week at Memphis Motorsports Park (October). Poles have been won by Dave Blaney at California (February), Leffler at Daytona (July) and Bristol (August), and Reutimann this weekend at Texas .

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Bruan Racing Finishing position: 12th

How was your race? "We were battling a tight race car early in the race. Then we were able to fix it until the car got loose. Our car was tight then loose and back again. We would have liked a better finish but we'll take what we got and head to Phoenix next weekend."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finishing position: 18th

How was your race? "We sat on the pole, which was great for our team. We had a solid car until we had a right front tire go flat. We tried to fight back and even worked our way back to the top-five, but the cautions played against us. We'll head to PIR (Phoenix International Raceway) looking for a top-five."

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MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 00 NAPA Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finishing position: 20th

How was your race? "At the beginning of the race we were struggling with a loose condition. It's partly my fault because I thought we needed to be a little looser in practice than we should have been. The Michael Waltrip Racing team did really well getting us adjusted on the pit stops. We were fighting the car a little early on and I was just getting used to the pace of everything. During the second pit stop we had a pit road violation which brought us down under green flag conditions and we lost some laps there. All in all, it was a good day for us. With this being my first Busch race, to come out of here with a top-20 at the end there was good. We needed to get all the laps we could under my belt and that's what we were able to do. We'll go to Phoenix -- my hometown -- and hopefully have a better showing with the same plan, run all the laps and do the best job we can."

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BRENT SHERMAN, No. 10 Fan1st.com Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finishing position: 37th

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Jason Leffler , Michael McDowell , Brent Sherman , David Reutimann , Dave Blaney
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing