Daytona: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Tony Stewart gave Toyota its third NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 20 Armor All Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch (second), Brian Vickers (fourth) and Denny Hamlin (eighth) also ...

Tony Stewart gave Toyota its third NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 20 Armor All Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch (second), Brian Vickers (fourth) and Denny Hamlin (eighth) also scored top-10 finishes in Camrys. Other Toyota drivers in the field included David Reutimann (14th), Jason Leffler (19th), Mike Wallace (24th) and Michael McDowell (27th). Stewart started on the pole in the No. 20 Camry, the fifth pole for Toyota in NNS competition.

Dave Blaney scored Toyota's first NNS pole last February at California Speedway. Toyota earned two NNS wins in its first season in 2007 (Leffler at Memphis and Reutimann at O'Reilly Raceway Park).

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 ABF U-Pack Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 4th

How did your car handle throughout the race? "I can't say enough about this car. I have to thank Braun Racing for the opportunity to drive this ABF Camry. This thing was running strong all day. We had a couple of shot at it. We were tight in the middle of the race -- way too tight to run at the bottom. That really hurt us. Trent (Owens, crew chief) did a great job getting it freed up. After the caution, though, it wasn't the same for some reason. It was just a little snug. When we got in the lead, I had to choose one lane to block. It looked like everybody was stacked up at the bottom so I chose that lane. Tony (Stewart) had a heck of a run on the outside, but there was nobody behind him. They weren't bunched up, so I figured he would stall out, but he just kept going."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , Michael McDowell , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Denny Hamlin , Dave Blaney , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing