BUSCH: Watkins Glen: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

David Reutimann was the highest finishing Camry in the Zippo 200 at The Glen, finishing 25th in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing. Jason Leffler wound up 27th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry, while Braun...

David Reutimann was the highest finishing Camry in the Zippo 200 at The Glen, finishing 25th in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing. Jason Leffler wound up 27th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry, while Braun Racing teammate John Graham finished 31st in the No. 10 Kick-Butt Amped Energy Ballz Camry. Reutimann (second) and Leffler (fourth) head to Michigan International Speedway next weekend in the top-five in NBS points after 24 of 35 races this season. Leffler scored Toyota's first win in NBS competition at O'Reilly Raceway Park (July 28).

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing

Can you talk about your race today? "Today was just a tough day. I had never raced on the track before this weekend, and it was only my third road course race, so I didn't come in here with too high of hopes. The track is a pretty fast road course, but going into turn one gets pretty tough on restarts with all those cars going in at once. Overall, we lost a little bit in points, but we have some tracks coming up that I think we're going to be real good at, so I'm optimistic."

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Camry, Braun Racing

Can you talk about your race today? "It was one of those days today. I made a mistake early in the race when I was speeding on pit road. That hurt because it put us a lap down. Later in the race I spun coming out of the chicane and had to pit again under green, which put us back even more. We had to change an engine after practice yesterday, making us start from the back. I'm just looking forward to heading to Michigan and having a good run there."

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JOHN GRAHAM, No. 10 Kick Butt Amped Energy Ballz, Braun Racing

How was your race today? "It was pretty hot out there. The track was pretty slick because of the heat, and there was a lot of dirt and dust on the surface because of cars that went off course. I sped on pit road, which made us have to come serve a penalty, and that didn't help. For the most part, I kept my nose clean and tried to avoid running into people out there."

How did your car handle during the race? "The car was pretty good during most of the race. We battled a tight condition a little bit a few times. This place is pretty fast and there aren't many tight turns, so it didn't affect us too bad. It got pretty hairy out there with some guys though, with cars bouncing off each other after every restart. I couldn't quite get comfortable in the seat, which bothered me some. All in all, I'm glad I was able to bring the car home in one piece."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , John Graham , David Reutimann
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing