Chicagoland: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Kyle Busch won his fifth NNS race of the season after leading 101 laps at Chicagoland on Friday. Camry drivers have won 14 of the 20 NNS races this year. Camry drivers who have won NNS races this year include Tony Stewart (five wins), Busch...

Kyle Busch won his fifth NNS race of the season after leading 101 laps at Chicagoland on Friday.

Camry drivers have won 14 of the 20 NNS races this year. Camry drivers who have won NNS races this year include Tony Stewart (five wins), Busch (five wins), Denny Hamlin (three wins) and Joey Logano (one win).

Joe Gibbs Racing's (JGR) Nos. 18 and 20 Camrys have 13 wins this season, tying the series record for wins by a team in a single season. JGR wins this season include Stewart (five), Busch (four), Hamlin (three) and Logano (one).

Other Camry drivers in the field today included Hamlin (second), Brian Vickers (fourth), David Reutimann (fifth), Stewart (ninth), Mike Wallace (20th) and Jason Leffler (27th).

Camry drivers led a total of 184 laps in today's 200-lap race. In addition to Busch's (101 laps), Reutimann led 83 laps.

Reutimann earned his first pole position of the season and the ninth NNS pole for Toyota in 2008.

Five Camry drivers currently rank in the top-20 in the unofficial NNS point standings following Daytona. Reutimann (third), Busch (fifth), Wallace (eighth), Leffler (11th) and Hamlin (20th) currently rank in the top-20 for Toyota.

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 4th

Can you walk us through your evening here at Chicagoland? "Wow, what a wild start. We had what I felt was the car to beat. It was probably the fastest car on the race track all night. Unfortunately on the first run I had a left rear come loose and had to come to pit road. I had just gotten around the No. 29 when I felt it start vibrating really bad and I started to slow down going into turn three and then I saw him in my mirror and got nervous and got off the brake for a minute. By the time I got back on it I missed it coming in and I was totally speeding. There's sometimes when I can argue with NASCAR about speeding, but that wasn't one of them. They called that one right. I really hated it. These guys did a good job all night. We came back from two laps down and got a top-five out of it. We should have won the race but it just wasn't our night."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 5th

How did the track change in the second half of the race? "We just seemed to not be able to keep up with the race track. We had a great Aaron's Dream Machine at the beginning and we just seemed to be one adjustment behind all night. We took a big swipe out there at the end trying to do something to make the car a lot better and the car just didn't react to it like we needed it to. It ended up top-five, but disappointing."

Did your car go away at the end after you hit the wall? "Nah, the reason I hit the wall was because it was going away. We brushed it a little bit. All you really have to worry about on these things is the front fender. If you keep them on it, they go pretty good. We just couldn't quite keep up with the race track as the night progressed."

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TONY STEWART, No. 20 Old Spice Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finished: 9th

MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finished: 20th

JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 27th

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Denny Hamlin , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing