Darlington: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Tony Stewart earned his fourth NNS win of the year after leading 90 of 149 laps in today's race. Today's win marked the sixth consecutive win by a Camry in the NNS. Denny Hamlin earned the win at Richmond last weekend, Tony Stewart earned the...

Tony Stewart earned his fourth NNS win of the year after leading 90 of 149 laps in today's race.

Today's win marked the sixth consecutive win by a Camry in the NNS. Denny Hamlin earned the win at Richmond last weekend, Tony Stewart earned the win at Talladega (4-26-08) and Kyle Busch visited 'Victory Lane' for three -- at Texas, Phoenix and Mexico City.

Other Camrys in Saturday's race included David Reutimann (third), Todd Bodine (fourth), Jason Leffler (ninth), Mike Wallace (25th) and Busch (31st).

Since the start of this season, Camry drivers have earned 18 top-five and 32 top-10 finishes in NNS competition.

Today's win gives Camry drivers eight wins in Nationwide Series competition this season. Stewart started the 2008 season with wins at Daytona (2-16-08) and at California (2-25-08), in addition to his win at Talladega.

Stewart's win marks the 10th NNS win for a Camry since Toyota joined NNS competition at the beginning of 2007.

Four Camry drivers are among the top-10 in the NNS point standings following the 12th race of the season at Darlington. Busch (second) leads the Toyota contingent, followed by Reutimann (fourth), Leffler (eighth) and Wallace (ninth).

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TODD BODINE, No. 03 Germain Motor Company Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finished: 4th

Can you talk about your top-five finish in your first Nationwide start of 2008? "It was a great night for the Germain Racing Camry. We actually had a car to win and I goofed up and got up in the wall on three and four when I was behind Matt (Kenseth) and that really messed it up. It took the right front fender and pushed it in and then I pushed after that. We had a great night, great pit stops -- the guys doing a hell of a job and just proud to be here racing. It's great to be able to finish a Nationwide race in the top-five with all of these Cup guys. It just shows this old truck team is pretty tough."

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MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing @Finished: 25th

How were you involved in this wreck? "I think Jason (Leffler) got in the back of Mark (Martin) so I really don't know what happened. It was a green-white checkered it took so long to get the race track cleaned up everybody was trying to get what they could get and I guess something happened upfront and I went to the left to miss them and ran over them."

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 32 Beringer Vineyards Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 31st

What happened that that got you into the wall? "I'm just sorry for the whole No. 32 Beringer team because this is the second car I've wrecked of theirs in two races. I can say and take the blame, but I can't on this one. We've got a lap car that's out there that's racing with us leaders showing disrespect. Next time I'm a lap down and I've got damage I'm going to race him like an SOB and wreck him, too."

Was it as difficult to make passes out there as what you had thought earlier? "Yeah, it was because you get aero-tight behind guys. You just can't get a run off the corner. You can't get by them. It's hard, but (Tony) Stewart was being able to make some moves. I was being able to make some moves, but unfortunately there I got a good run off the corner and being smart I didn't make it three-wide but then you've got lap car that still goes in on my outside and comes all the way down. I was all the way on the flat, I don't know what else I could've done different."

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing @Finished: 9th

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , David Reutimann , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing