Daytona II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES &; NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for eight wins, 31 top-five results, 67 top-10 finishes and seven poles after 16 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch earned the 50th win for Joe Gibbs Racing...

NEWS, NOTES &; NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for eight wins, 31 top-five results, 67 top-10 finishes and seven poles after 16 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch earned the 50th win for Joe Gibbs Racing last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Camry drivers Busch (fourth), Brendan Gaughan (seventh), Steve Wallace (eighth), Joey Logano (ninth) and Trevor Bayne (10th) are currently in the top-10 in the NNS point standings ... Gaughan comes into Daytona with three straight top-10 finishes in NNS action ... The new Nationwide Series Camry will make its debut this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing

What do you think of the Nationwide Series new car that will debut at Daytona? "We recently tested at the Milwaukee Mile and they are a driver's race car. They're just as quick as the old Nationwide car and I thought they were going to be about a half-a-second off when we were there testing, but they were actually just as fast. They were a lot of fun through the center of the corner and they turn really well. The complaints of the new Cup car when it first came out were how tight, so they took that, they fixed it for the Nationwide car now and it's pretty unbelievable. I think the Daytona race is going to be a lot of crazy stuff happening just because they are so free. They're fun to drive and I think it's going to go back to making the cars handle rather than just go fast, even at those superspeedways. They're easy to adjust , so I think it's going to be good racing."

BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 AB Circle Pro, Rusty Wallace Racing

Do you like the looks of the Nationwide Series new cars? "I think the looks are neat. That's the one thing that I think the manufacturers really got a hold of is they want to make them look a little more sporty, a little more like the actual car. The Camry nose is very flat -- we get rental Camrys all of the time. It looks like one of the Camrys. It's boxier on the roof, but of course it's a race car. I think this is really cool for the sport and it's good for all of the fans to see the different makes and I like the fact that all makes, even our Toyotas, look different than the Cup Camrys. They have a more stock look. We're still in the business to sell cars. Everybody has got to remember we're racing, we're doing our jobs, but in the end the manufacturers are here to try to sell on Monday."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Trevor Bayne , Brendan Gaughan , Joey Logano , Steve Wallace , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing