Daytona: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers combined for 15 wins, 68 top -five and 127 top-10 finishes in 35 NNS races in 2009 ... Busch -- the 2009 series champion -- won a series-high nine races ... Toyota won its second consecutive Nationwide...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers combined for 15 wins, 68 top -five and 127 top-10 finishes in 35 NNS races in 2009 ... Busch -- the 2009 series champion -- won a series-high nine races ... Toyota won its second consecutive Nationwide Series manufacturer's title in 2009 ... Brian Scott will contend for Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the Braun Racing No. 11 entry ... Trevor Bayne will make his first career start at Daytona International Speedway in Saturday's NNS race.

JASON LEFFLER, No. 10 ABF Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

Can you contend for the Nationwide Series championship this year? "I think back on the mistakes that I made last year and the mistakes that we had with the race car -- if we get rid of all those, then we're a lot closer than we were. Scott Zipadelli (crew chief) has made a lot of improvements to our cars over the winter, some personnel changes that I think will help and we've got one more season under our belt."

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing

Are you excited to start the season? "We couldn't be happier to be here in Daytona. We're a little bit nervous, I've never been to Daytona before so we have a whole new learning game in front of us. I think we can do it. It's going to be good to get out here and do some drafting and learn this new ball game. This is the kind of racing that I've always looked forward to doing and just haven't had the opportunity to do it because of my age. Now that I'm 18, I can finally race here at Daytona and we're really excited."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Trevor Bayne , Brian Scott