NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 15 wins, 62 top-five results, 123 top-10 finishes and 15 poles after 29 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Joey Logano's victory at Kansas enabled Toyota to clinch ...
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 15 wins, 62 top-five results, 123 top-10 finishes and 15 poles after 29 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Joey Logano's victory at Kansas enabled Toyota to clinch its third consecutive NNS manufacturer championship (2008-2010) and seventh manufacturer's title (four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series trophies 2006-2009) overall since entering NASCAR in 2004 ... In 20 NNS starts this year, Logano has two wins, 11 top-five finishes, 19 top-10 results and six pole positions ... Reed Sorenson has six NNS starts at Auto Club Speedway with four top-15 results and his No. 32 team has had four top-10 finishes in the last four races at the two-mile oval ... Toyota driver Jason Leffler is originally from Long Beach, Calif. ... Following a fifth-place result in Kansas, two-time NNS champion (2004 & 2005) Martin Truex Jr. will compete in Fontana this weekend.
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 99 Torrent Toyota Camry, Diamond Waltrip Racing
How does it feel to be back competing in the Nationwide Series? "It feels good. It's just fun to run upfront. I've got to thank Diamond-Waltrip and everybody there for this opportunity. The Bechtel's (team co-owners) and everybody who puts this race car together. It is a lot of fun. I hadn't run one of these cars in probably five years and I remember how much fun it was. I'm looking forward to California. I'm looking forward to Ryan (Truex) running a few more races. He did a fine job (at Kansas) and I'm real proud of what he was able to do."
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5 Hour Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
Is Auto Club Speedway a track you enjoy? "Auto Club Speedway is a track that I didn't really like a few years ago, but recently, I feel like I've started to understand what it takes to go fast there and we've had a few top-10s there lately to prove it. Looking at Auto Club overall, it's a momentum track just like everywhere else we go and having big time horsepower is huge there. Outside of the track, it's always fun visiting Los Angeles. A lot of our sponsors are out there, guys like Toyota and Oakley -- even the guys at Troy Lee Designs who paint my helmets -- so it's definitely a trip that I'm looking forward to making."
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Are you looking forward to racing with the No. 32 team at Auto Club Speedway? "I'm looking forward to returning to Auto Club Speedway with the Nationwide Series. This will be my first time there with the Dollar General team. They run really well there and had a top-10 with (Brian) Vickers earlier in the season and a second-place finish last fall. I know we had some bad luck last weekend in Kansas, but we are definitely looking to bounce back and get the finish that we know this No. 32 team is capable of, and that's first."