Kyle Busch brought home his eighth victory of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season when he drove his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Camry to victory lane in Saturday night's event at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) near Indianapolis. Busch led...
Kyle Busch brought home his eighth victory of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season when he drove his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Camry to victory lane in Saturday night's event at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) near Indianapolis.
Busch led four times for 144 (of 201) laps at the 0.686-mile Indiana oval to take his 38th career NNS triumph.
Camry drivers Trevor Bayne (fourth), Reed Sorenson (fifth), Brendan Gaughan (sixth) and Steve Wallace (10th) also earned top-10 finishes for Toyota at ORP.
Bayne earned his third career pole and led twice for 55 laps. He previously was the top qualifier at Gateway (7-17-10) and ORP (7-25-09).
Camry drivers Brian Scott (17th), Michael Annett (19th), Jason Leffler (30th), Matt DiBenedetto (31st) and Derrick Griffin (36th) were also in the field.
Toyota drivers Busch (fourth), Wallace (seventh), Gaughan (eighth), Bayne (ninth), Leffler (10th), Sorenson (11th), Joey Logano (12th), Scott (13th) and Annett (14th) are in the top-15 in the unofficial NNS point standings after 20 of 35 races.
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Fleet Locate Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 1st
What did you think of tonight's race? "It was a good, clean hard-fought battle. When you treat people with respect, that's what you get -- you get respect back. Carl (Edwards) was awesome tonight. I can't thank the rest of these competitors. I had a tough battle there at the beginning with Trevor Bayne. I had to do what I had to do to get by him sometimes. I can't thank FleetLocate.com enough along with these guys at Joe Gibbs Racing. Of course I have to thank the fans. It's fun to come out here and put on a great show like this and hopefully they enjoy it."
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 4th
How was your race tonight? "Man, I love this short track race. I wish we could do it every weekend. That's what I've grown up doing, it's what I still love to do. It's just beating and banging, but when you get together you can still gather it up because you're not going too fast. We had a couple close calls, but we fought back to another top -five. I was just talking to Jerry (Baxter, crew chief), we're starting to get greedy. We get a top-five and now we want to win this thing. Tonight, I know how Kyle Busch and Joey Logano feel when they come in and are complaining about finishing second. That's a great run all day for the Out! Pet Care Toyota. Everybody here, they work so hard. The pit stops were pretty good and we unloaded fast, stayed fast all day. Two top-fives in a row we'll take it."
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 5th
TRENT OWENS, crew chief, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing How were you able to regain track position and finish fifth? "Our night was up and down a little bit. We struggled in the middle of the race. We kind of got behind on our adjustments with our track position. There at the end, we found some stuff and it worked and he was able to pass a lot of cars. I really credit Reed (Sorenson) with the fifth-place finish tonight. We had some things happen on the pit stops that it seems like we lost four or five spots there at the end and he was able to gain those back very quickly. I'd say our fifth-place finish tonight would really be on Reed's shoulders. But we did get the car good at the end of the race. I think we could have ran an honest second or third had this race went to lap 250 or something. It was a good night for us."
What is it like going between the two race tracks this weekend to crew chief both the NNS and NSCS races? "My Nationwide crew, the guys that work under me, they've been with me for three-and-a-half years. I haven't lost one guy. I had full confidence that they could come and do the practices on their own, get the car ready and they did a phenomenal job getting the car ready. My hats off to them. It came out just like I thought it would. I was able to stay over at the big track (Indianapolis Motor Speedway), work on our Cup car and try to build that program. It's kind of fun to come over for the race, just call the race and come out with a good finish on top of that. Everything is working, we'll go over to the big track tomorrow and just do the best we can."
BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 South Point Casino & Hotel Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
Finishing Position: 10th
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 17th
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 19th
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 30th
MATT DIBENEDETTO, No. 20 Game Plan for Life/IamSecond.com Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 31st
DERRICK GRIFFIN, No. 10 Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 36th
What happened to take you out of the race? "I just hit some bumps coming off the corner and the car just got out from under me. That was it. It's unfortunate because it was a lot of fun. I picked it up after about 30 laps so I thought that was pretty good. The car was really loose on exit and I got loose and lost it."
-source: toyota motorsports