Charlotte: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for five wins, 22 top-five results, 45 top-10 finishes and six poles after 11 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Eight Camry drivers are currently in the top-20 in the NNS...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for five wins, 22 top-five results, 45 top-10 finishes and six poles after 11 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Eight Camry drivers are currently in the top-20 in the NNS point standings -- Kyle Busch (second), Joey Logano (eighth), Jason Leffler (ninth), Brian Scott (10th), Brendan Gaughan (11th), Trevor Bayne (14th), Michael Annett (15th) and Reed Sorenson (20th) ... Busch (7,928 laps) is 155 laps shy of passing Mark Martin (8,084 laps) for the top spot in career laps led in the Nationwide Series.

REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

Are you looking forward to racing in this week's Nationwide race at Charlotte? "I'm excited to be in the Dollar General Toyota for this weekend's Nationwide Series race, but I certainly wish it was under different circumstances and not because (Brian) Vickers couldn't be. I know the entire Dollar General team wishes him a speedy recovery. With Charlotte Motor Speedway being a 'home track' for most NASCAR teams, there are usually a lot of friends and family present. Because of that, this is one of those races that everyone would like to win. This is actually where I won my first ASA race. All of the Braun Racing teams run great here at Charlotte, with a win and a pole position in recent years. The No. 32 team has had a great season so far and I really think we can contend for a win this weekend."

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Toyota Camry, Diamond Waltrip Racing

Are you looking forward to your first Nationwide Series race at Charlotte? "I grew up going to races at Charlotte, so it's really cool to finally get to race there. I took a Richard Petty car around the track once there but it doesn't really compare. It's going to be awesome to take the No. 99 Toyota out there and make some laps. I think Charlotte is going to fit my driving style. I really like Atlanta and Texas, and Charlotte seems to be another one of those fast mile- and-a-half race tracks."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Trevor Bayne , Richard Petty , Brendan Gaughan , Reed Sorenson , Joey Logano , Mark Martin